Reflects Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 goals
Dubai, UAE, May 26, 2014: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has achieved considerable success in reducing the demand for energy and water in Dubai through wide a series of initiatives to meet the goals of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, launched by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to reduce energy demand by 30% in 2030.
Announcing this through an official communiqué, DEWA elaborated that it has succeeded in reducing the annual per capita consumption of electricity to 15,346 kW in 2013 compared with 16,022 kW in 2010, while the annual per capita consumption rate of water was reduced to 40,777 gallons in 2013 compared with 44,631 gallons in 2010.
In light of this, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said: “In line with our goal to become a sustainable world-class utility, we at DEWA work to achieve the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Our strategies for reducing energy and water demand also complement the national agenda launched by His Highness as part of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 to position Dubai as a model internationally in energy security and efficiency.”
Elaborating on this theme, Al Tayer added: “DEWA is implementing the strategy for energy demand management that was formulated by the Supreme Council of Energy, which has eight programmes to manage energy demand. These include specifications and regulations for green construction, retrofitting the existing buildings, District Cooling, wastewater reuse, regulations to raise the standards and efficiency of devices and lighting, and working with private companies to retrofit 30,000 buildings in Dubai. We have also launched a company specialising in water and electricity consumption in buildings (Etihad ESCO), the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, and the Clean Coal project and initiatives to raise awareness about an eco-friendly lifestyle and the importance of reducing carbon emissions.”