dubaiIf you happen to be a customer of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), be prepared to receive one less bill in the mail. That means starting at the end the second quarter of 2015, customers will be sent electronic statements for their electricity and power bills.

Dewa first initiated electronic invoicing, known as Green Bill, in August 2012 in its attempt to lessen reliance on paper, save money and enhance the environment. According to a Dewa press release, the company currently mails more than 550,000 electronic bills to customers each month.

In the press release, Dr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO of Dewa said, “Adopting the Green Bill and discounting the paper bills supports the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The step also supports Dewa’s vision to become a sustainable world-class utility.”

Since implementing the Green Bill system, Dewa’s carbon dioxide emissions have been reduced by approximately 193.3 tons annually. Many governmental agencies in Dubai have already registered for the e-invoicing service and some major private companies have, as well.

As an incentive to encourage people to register for Green Billing, even before Dewa makes it mandatory, the company launched a weekly raffle where a customer who has registered for e-invoicing can win a GalaxyNote III. A grand-prize winner will receive a Samsung smart TV.

Tami Kamin Meyer is an Ohio attorney and freelance writer. She may be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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