DEWA updates its 2022 strategic plans to address post-COVID challenges

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has organized a workshop to update its 2022 strategy to keep pace with rapid developments in the post-COVID phase.

Mr. Al Tayer said that updating DEWA’s strategic plan is especially important as this year celebrates the UAE’s Golden Jubilee and Expo 2020 Dubai will be held for the first time in the region.

With the guidance of its wise leadership, the UAE has succeeded in handling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to become one of the fastest countries in the world to respond to it. Dubai Government has proven its resilience and ability to keep pace with all changes and developments, continue to work in any circumstances, and efficiently manage any emergency or crisis.

DEWA has been successful in integrating its operations and strategy in order to address the pandemic’s challenges and turn them into opportunities, as well as prepare for the next phase by making plans and insights to lay new foundations and work mechanisms.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“We are committed to regularly updating DEWA’s strategic plan to keep pace with all developments in line with government plans and strategies that include the UAE Centennial 2071, the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, and the UAE Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, among others. I urge all divisions to continue the journey to excellence and promote DEWA’s role in making a brighter and more sustainable future. This will support the realization of the vision of the wise leadership to make the ‘Year of the 50th’ a starting point for another fifty years of progress and prosperity.”

The regular review of DEWA’s strategy aims to ensure that it contributes to increasing its competitiveness and excellence in shaping the future, as well as developing long-term, proactive plans to realize the government of the future.

To monitor efficiency and reliability, DEWA employs the most up-to-date strategic planning tools, such as third-generation Balanced Scorecards and outlining performance indicators and smart objectives. This guarantees that plans are carried out effectively and that they are continually improved to meet the highest international standards.

“DEWA’s strategic planning is a key pillar in ensuring that the company is prepared for the future and achieves its aim of becoming a global leader in sustainable innovations,” said Ms. Khawla Al Mehairi, DEWA’s Executive Vice President of Strategy and Government Communications.

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