Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (Adwea) is undertaking a number of initiatives to boost energy efficiency in the UAE capital, MEED’s Abu Dhabi Conference 2013 was told on 9 December.

“Adwea has formulated a strategy to not only keep up with demand, but also seeking to provide Abu Dhabi with efficient production of implemented technology,” said Hamda Ali al-Thani, director general, national energy and water research centre (NEWRC), part of Abu Dhabi Electricity and water Authority (Adwea), speaking at the event.

Al-Thani told the conference that Adwea had implemented a number of initiatives in 2013 to promote sustainability and boost energy efficiency. These included NEWRC’s pilot hybrid water desalination plant, which was developed to study the technological benefits of combining reverse osmosis (RO) and multistage flash desalination technologies.

Adwea also implemented an initiative for smart metering for 400,000 homes and water network management system, which has been designed to remotely detect and pinpoint leaks in the network.