US-based Honeywell has been awarded a contract to provide a further 150,000 smart meters across Dubai’s utilities network.

The US firm, which has already installed 250,000 across Dubai, will deploy the further 150,000 as part of the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority’s (Dewa’s) initiative to modernise the emirate’s utilities infrastructure and boost energy efficiency.

Smart meters provide customers with detailed and automatic readings of current and historical energy usage, allowing them to control consumption and spending.

Dewa is planning to have installed 1 million smart meters across the emirate by 2020, covering the whole emirate’s residential sector. The Smart Dubai initiative was launched in 2013.