Dubai Electricity and Water Authority to develop apps for Samsung products


HE Saeed Mohammed
Al Tayer, MD and CEO,
Dubai, UAE — (METERING.COM) — April 3, 2013 – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Samsung Gulf Electronics under which the company will develop applications and electronic solutions for use on Samsung products including smart phones, tablets, smarts TVs, and other electronic devices.

The agreement is in line with DEWA’s strategy to conduct partnerships with local and international organizations to further optimize its services.

“This serves as a new channel for DEWA to further strengthen its customer service standards,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA. “The agreement makes DEWA the first utility in the world to develop new applications for Samsung appliances, to ensure that our customers have a fast and efficient way to complete their transactions with the authority. It further educates the public about the importance of using eco-friendly home appliances.”

A DEWA statement says the MoU will support sustainable development in Dubai as the criteria of green buildings will be improved through the development of sustainable solutions including building management systems, air conditioning, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems, LED lights, and eco-friendly home appliances. DEWA will conduct awareness programs to educate Samsung’s employees on best practices and innovative solutions for conserving electricity and water consumption, and reducing carbon emissions.

Samsung Gulf Electronics will provide technical support for DEWA’s developers in the development and publication of the applications. Both parties will allocate resources with clearly defined point of contacts for on-going and future projects. Bi-annual workshops will be organized in Dubai and Korea respectively.