Wednesday 14, October 2015

Dubai – MENA Herald: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched an innovative package of eight smart initiatives named ‘Your Happiness Is Our Priority’ to spread happiness among customers and partners by providing innovative and efficient smart services.

This supports the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to improve government services to the highest international standards, and the vision of Government of Dubai to make Dubai the happiest city in the world, and in accordance with DEWA’s vision to be a sustainable innovative world-class utility.

“DEWA is among the first government organisations to apply the Happiness Meter launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. DEWA is also actively implementing the ‘Smart City’ initiative to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world in three years through 100 initiatives and 1,000 smart services. DEWA’s ‘Your Happiness Is Our Priority’ initiative reflects its tireless efforts to simplify and speed up procedures, and provide quality services according to the highest international standards,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO, DEWA.

“In accordance with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to reduce the number of visitors to government departments by 80% by 2018, DEWA is incorporating the Happiness Factor in the its main strategy by offering innovative channels that enable customers to complete their transactions anytime, anywhere,” added Al Tayer.

‘Your Happiness Is Our Priority’ includes eight innovative smart initiatives:

The first initiative, Takamul, is an integrated initiative between DEWA and Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) that allows a customer to instantly request DEWA service connections at RERA-authorised offices after registration of rental contracts.

The second is Fawran, A fast service for connecting or disconnecting electricity and water instantly through smart meters.

The third, Shura, is an online forum for DEWA’s customers to share opinions on DEWA’s development initiatives in order to improve them.

Hayak is an online video chat service that allows customers to directly communicate with DEWA’s call centre staff. It is available on DEWA’s smart app and website.

The fifth Initiative, Estareeh 2, enables customers to claim refunds of DEWA security deposits easily and safely through a direct-transfer facility.

The Tarsheed smart audit initiative is an electronic service by DEWA to provide technical specifcations and guidelines for companies to help them achieve the most sustainable use of their electricity and water.

The seventh Initiative, Pearl collection, provides new services and improves existing ones in an innovative way based on customer feedback and suggestions as precious as pearls. DEWA’s objective is to provide the best results in terms of efficiency and added value for customers.

The eighth Initiative is Shams Dubai, which enables customers to generate solar energy by installing photovoltaic solar panels on residential and commercial buildings and connecting them to DEWA’s grid. This initiative boosts the diversification of energy sources in Dubai and supports the development towards a green economy and sustainable development.

“These eight initiatives are result of elaborate planning based on feedback from DEWA customers. The aim is not only to provide quality services according to international standards, but also listen to their views, suggestions and feedback and put them into practice. DEWA is confidently raising the bar on all its services it provides to customers,” said Abdullah Al Hajri, Executive Vice President of Customer Service at DEWA.

“DEWA is always keen to embrace creativity and technical innovation to implement the directives of our leadership to make the experience of living in Dubai the most efficient and comfortable. This is done through integrated services that exceed expectations. In this sense, ‘Your Happiness Is Our Priority’ initiative is designed to enrich and enhance the experience of customers,” commented Moza Al Akraf, CIO of DEWA.

“DEWA’s smart journey supports the Dubai Plan 2021 to be proactive in providing smart services and initiatives for all segments of society, including customers, consultants, suppliers, jobseekers, government organisations, and visitors. These initiatives and services are not limited to customer service in general, but also to customers with special needs to provide high-quality and exclusive services,” added Al Akraf.