United Arab Emirates

Member Profile

Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau for Electricity and Water of Dubai (RSB)

Sectors Regulated:

  • Electricity
  • Water


  • Established in 2010


  • Legal basis
  • Established by resolution of Dubai Executive Council.
  • Responsibilities
  • Licensing of private sector producers in the water and electricity sector, various demand-side management responsibilities, including accreditation of energy service companies (ESCOs).

Organisational Structure

  • Internal Structure
  • Headed by board nominated by Chair of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.
  • Working Employees
  • Number of Commissioners: 5
  • Number of Staff: 4
  • Budget
  • Licence fees and government grant.

Population: 5 927 482 (2016 est.) 

GDP / Capita: $ 38 050 (2016 est.)

Territory: 83 600 km2 (115. in World rank)


Graeme Lindsay SIMS - Executive Director

Licensing and Competition Committee Member

Elie MATAR - Head of Electricity

Tariff and Pricing Committee Member

James GRINNELL - Head of Water

Customers and Retail Markets Working Group Member

- no designated member at the moment -

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