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Instant License

Instant license is an e-Service license issued by DoE instantly with minimal requirements for individuals and companies to carry out one of the small scale regulated activity (self-supply)

Regulated activity Categories and scope of small-scale regulated activities Production capacity of small-scale regulated activities
Production, treatment and desalination of water All types and techniques of water production, treatment and desalination Production capacity of no more that 2 million liters/day in one facility and no more than 10 million liters/day for the total declared net production capacity of water.
Electricity generation All types and techniques of electricity generation except generating electricity by solar energy Production capacity of no more than 5 MW in one facility and no more than 25 MW for the total declared net production capacity of electricity.
Electricity generation through Solar Energy All types and techniques of electricity generation by solar energy Production capacity of no more than 50 kWp
Collection, treatment, disposal and recycling of wastewater including the grey water All of whose activities are limited to self-supply of wastewater The capacity of no more than 100 thousand liters/ day in one facility and no more than 500 thousand liters/ day of the total declared production capacity of wastewater.
Storage of water and electricity All of whose activities are limited to self-supply (water storage activity does not require any license when it complements a licensed activity). Not specified
Distribution of water and electricity All of whose activities are limited to self-supply Not specified
Supply of water and electricity All of whose activities are limited to self-supply Not specified
Distribution, supply, sale, purchase of water via tankers All types of drinking water, non-drinking and recycled water distributed or supplied or via tankers Not specified
Collection, disposal of wastewater via tankers All types of wastewater including grey water, recycled water collected or disposed of via tankers Not specified
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Instant Licensing Portal

For enquiries regarding licensing, please contact our licensing team:

Email: licence@doe.gov.ae
Telephone: +971 2 2070 777
Fax: +971 2 6713 750

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