SEWA plans to replace all conventional meters by 2020
Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority will increase smart meters installations in malls, factories and residential buildings
Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) is aiming to replace all conventional meters with smart meters in all factories, malls and residential buildings by 2020.
Chairman of SEWA, Eng Dr Rashid Al Leem, stated that SEWA focuses on the use of the latest technology in the world to raise energy efficiency by at least 50% and the application of ISO 50001 standards and work.
He stressed that the strategic plan of SEWA includes the installation of smart meters in the distribution stations of 11 kV lines in a number of Sharjah City areas. It will start installing them in areas like Shahba, Al Ramtha, and compare readings with the old counters in these areas. Smart meters in 33 kV stations will identify the quantity of electricity distributed in each region.
SEWA carried out a field study in collaboration with a number of local and international companies before the introduction of smart metering system in the areas of Sharjah. Intelligent meters were installed in areas of the emirate including Muwaileh and Shuwaihean, Hamriya Free Zone and a number of factories and large commercial centres.
At present, SEWA has installed 18,000 smart meters which can identify the amount of electricity consumption, as well as ensure the accuracy of the meter reading.