DEWA appoints Honeywell for delivering smart energy to Dubai

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has appointed Honeywell to help deliver a first-of-its-kind smart energy project in the Middle East. Honeywell will provide 150,000 smart meters as part of the project. Its smart meters will help in the creation of a smarter power network and electricity grid in the city by providing detailed and automatic readings of current and historical energy usage to consumers and thereby enable them to better understand and control their consumption. The multi-million dollar initiative will help Dubai manage electricity use more effectively in the residential sector across the city. A critical aspect of Honeywell’s smart meters is their flexibility and adaptability to different telecom technologies, both wired and wireless, such as GPRS, radio frequency (RF) and G3 powerline carrier (PLC) and low power wide area network (LPWAN). This will be the first project in the Middle East in which Honeywell’s smart electricity meters will utilise an RF communications module.

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