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DEWA wins ‘Sustainability Award’

Was recognised for its initiatives in renewable energy, sustainability and energy management at Globe 2012 in Vancouver

| | Apr 14, 2012 | 2:55 pm
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Was recognised for its initiatives in renewable energy, sustainability and energy management at Globe 2012 in Vancouver

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has bagged the Sustainability Award at Globe 2012 in Vancouver, Canada, organised by the Globe Foundation. Announcing this, DEWA added that it received the award for its role in promoting sustainable living through electricity and water conservation and its efforts to strengthen and achieve the Government of Dubai’s strategy: to promote sustainable development and Dubai’s status as a global hub for finance, trade and tourism. Formed in 1993, the Globe Foundation is a Vancouver-based, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting sustainable development in the business sector.

Speaking about DEWA’s participation in the event, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said: “According to the vision and the Green Economy For Sustainable Development initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, we have participated in launching the first international event to promote the national initiative for building a green economy in the UAE. We received a special invitation to participate for the first time in the Globe 2012 Conference and Exhibition, which started 20 years ago and took place from March 14 to 16 in Vancouver, Canada, at a Dubai-dedicated pavilion, to showcase its pioneering initiatives and distinguished achievements as a role model for future cities.”

Waleed Salman, EVP-Strategy and Business Development at DEWA, who led DEWA’s delegation to the exhibition, added: “Through its participation, DEWA has presented its most important initiatives in the fields of renewable energy, sustainability and energy management. We showcased the project of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, a pioneering project adopted by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and managed and operated by DEWA. The plant is expected to generate 1,000 MW. We also outlined our applied procedures for reducing energy demand and managing it efficiently.”

The biennial Vancouver-based Globe Conference and Fair is reportedly a global platform dedicated to heads of government, decision makers, and leaders of clean and green technologies from the USA, the European Union, China, South Korea and Japan, and attracts delegations from more than 70 countries. The main issues the event covers are corporate sustainability, energy future, finance, investment, climate change, carbon management, green buildings and infrastructure.

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