A general view of the power plant in Dubai.
The Smart Living initiative, which won the 2020 Hamdan Bin Mohammed Programme for Government Services Flag, helps customers monitor and manage their water and electricity consumption digitally and proactively without needing to contact Dewa. The 'High Water Usage Alert', which is part of the Smart Response initiative, helps customers discover any leaks in the water connections after the meter.
Dewa advises its customers to replace old air conditioners with new energy-efficient ACs and set the AC thermostat to 24˚C, which is suitable for the human body to feel comfortable.
Dewa also recommends cleaning the AC filters periodically to enhance their efficiency and ensuring doors and windows are adequately sealed to prevent cold air from escaping.
Customers should use LED lights and timers or motion-detectors to control its operation, wherever applicable. Swimming pools should be covered and plants watered either before 8:00 or after 18:00 to avoid water evaporation when the temperature is high.
DEWA has launched the Smart Living initiative to raise awareness and help customers manage their high-usage of electricity and water, to make the right conservation decisions, without the need to contact DEWA.
Sewa has announced extending paying bills without penalties for one month in case the bill value is less than Dhs1,000 and for 15 days in case the bill value is more than Dhs1,000, instead of 7 days.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has completed 87.73 per cent of its project to extend its water transmission network by 36 kilometres across Dubai, at a total cost of about Dhs256 million.
The UAE’s annual literary extravaganza, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature began on Wednesday with a starry mix of Hollywood celebrity, award-winning authors and experts leading the field on matters shaping the world. Across the week-long event, the festival will feature almost 300 sessions, ensuring there’s something for everyone, from live music and poetry performances to workshops, film screenings, and of course inspiring talks from some of the biggest names in literature.
The earthquake was recorded at 6:44 pm (10:44 GMT), near the Moncayo district in Davao de Oro province on the island of Mindanao.
Authorities are also probing the possibility that people inside the compound helped to coordinate the attack, the senior provincial police official told AFP on condition of anonymity.