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Book of Humanitarian Pioneers; local and international achievements - Khalifa Foundation

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Tawdheef exhibition 2017

The Bureau will be participating in the Tawdheef Exhibition 2017 which is taking place at...

Tawdheef exhibition 2017
The Launching of new Bureau’s publications in the International Water Summit 2017

Abu Dhabi: 18 January 2017: The Regulation and Supervision Bureau (“Bureau”) has shed lights on...

The Launching of new Bureau’s publications in the International Water Summit 2017
IWS 2017

The Bureau will be participating in the 5th International Water Summit (IWS) that is taking...

IWS 2017
The Regulation and Supervision Bureau receives the “Outstanding Government Services” Award

Given the remarkable and outstanding accomplishments achieved, the Regulation and Supervision Bureau had received the...

The Regulation and Supervision Bureau receives the “Outstanding Government Services” Award
Saudi Delegation of Electricity & Cogeneration Regulatory Authority visited the RSB

The Regulation and supervision Bureau held a meeting with the Saudi delegation of Electricity &...

Saudi Delegation of Electricity & Cogeneration Regulatory Authority visited the RSB
Abu Dhabi Energy Authority chaiman visits SkyLab & meets with Singapore’s Energy Market Authority

The Abu Dhabi Energy Authority has concluded its participation at the Singapore International Energy Week....

Abu Dhabi Energy Authority chaiman visits SkyLab & meets with Singapore’s Energy Market Authority
Chairman of Abu Dhabi Energy Authority visits Singapore International Energy Week Exhibition

The Abu Dhabi Energy Authority is participating at the Singapore International Energy Week, held during...

Chairman of Abu Dhabi Energy Authority visits Singapore International Energy Week Exhibition
H.E. Saif Al Qubaisi winner of the CEO Middle East Awards 2016

It is with a great pleasure that we would like to announce to you that...

H.E. Saif Al Qubaisi winner of the CEO Middle East Awards 2016

Applying for a licence


The following is a list of the regulated activities that must be carried out under licence issued by the Bureau:

  • desalination of water
  • generation of electricity
  • combined generation and desalination
  • performance of the duties of ADWEC
  • transmission of water by mains pipeline
  • distribution of water by mains pipeline
  • supply of water to premises
  • the storage of water
  • bulk supply of water to the transmission operator
  • bulk supply of electricity to the transmission operator
  • transmission of electricity
  • distribution of electricity
  • supply of electricity to premises
  • collection of sewage from premises
  • treatment and processing of sewage
  • disposal of wastewater

If you intend to apply for a licence, please first contact the Bureau to discuss the procedure to follow.

For enquiries regarding licensing, please contact Mahmoud Abu Shawish at:

Email: Licence@rsb.gov.ae,

Telephone: +971 2 6543 666

Fax: +971 2 6713 750

You will then be required to submit the appropriate licence application along with a registration fee to the Bureau. A high-level assessment of the application to confirm its validity will ensue.

A valid application will then undergo a detailed evaluation to determine the prospective licensee’s legal, financial, managerial and technical competence. The Bureau will endeavour to perform this assessment in-house; however, some applications may involve external consultancy advice. Should this be required, these external costs will be recharged to the applicant in the form of an Evaluation Fee.

Once the Bureau is satisfied that an applicant is competent to hold a licence, a notice of intention to grant a licence is published. The notice period is for a minimum of 28 days. If no objections to the notice are received, a licence will be issued to the applicant and its activities will be regulated in accordance with the licence conditions.

Depending on the nature and complexity of an application, the overall assessment and licensing process may take three to four months.

Tawdheef exhibition 2017

The Bureau will be participating in the Tawdheef Exhibition 2017 which is taking place at ADNEC starting on 30 January to 01 February. The Bureau aims to attract and hire...

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water, wastewater and electricity

sector of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi