Designing a Sound Governance System to Drive Strategic Transformation at ADWEA
Abu Dhabi founded its Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) in 1998 to privatize the water and electricity sector. ADWEA created a new strategy-centered governance system to guide its strategic transformation and support the next generation of growth in the region. It has expanded power capacity and water supply to a customer base that has doubled in size with a workforce that has been reduced by one-third. Two strategic themes-social and environmental sustainability-are important elements of the strategy.