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DSCE discusses energy efficiency at 19th meeting

Focuses on roadmap to reduce energy consumption in Dubai by 30% by 2030

| | Nov 15, 2012 | 3:51 pm
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Focuses on roadmap to reduce energy consumption in Dubai by 30% by 2030

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), chaired the Council’s 19th meeting at the office of the Supreme Council of Energy located at Dubai Petroleum Establishment, which was attended by H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Council, and Nejib Zaafrani, Secretary General and CEO, along with fellow council members. Announcing this, DSCE revealed that the Council discussed topics related to energy efficiency, such as gas and power, solar power, energy conservation and demand side management initiatives. The Council also discussed a study to develop a roadmap for reducing energy consumption in Dubai by 30% in 2030, which will be managed and supervised by DEWA and international consultants, the announcement added.

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed leads the discussion

According to DSCE, Dubai Petroleum, a member of the Supreme Council, presented its ongoing energy-efficiency drive. Its representatives also made a presentation on how it intends to use solar power for water heating in its building as well as using LED lights. Dubai Petroleum, reportedly, aims to cut its water and electricity consumption by 10% to 15% this year.

“To achieve the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, we discussed the regulation of solar power in Dubai from a production and supply perspective. the first phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is in progress to produce 13 megawatts, which is due to be operational by the end of 2013.” said Al Tayer. “The Council reviewed the Dubai Integrated Gas Strategy 2030, the board members approved the first phase of Gas reserve strategy policy,” he added after the meeting.

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