The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy announced, in its annual report, the results achieved by the “Dubai Strategy for Energy and Water Demand Management 2030”, during the year 2020, where the savings rates in electricity consumption amounted to 11.8%, while the percentage in water consumption reached 7.9%, compared to At normal consumption rates, equal to 5.4 TWh of electricity and 9.9 billion gallons of water, equivalent to 11.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, and in turn equivalent to removing 1.2 million vehicles from Dubai roads for two full years.
The report revealed that the Emirate of Dubai is still witnessing a steady decline in consumption at the level of average per capita consumption, as it recorded a total decrease of 23% for electricity and 21% for water, since 2010, which reflects the strong performance and progress made by the Dubai Energy and Water Demand Management Strategy 2030, during the past years.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, said: “We are moving forward in implementing the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to provide 75% of Dubai’s energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050, and the Energy Demand Management Strategy. and Water 2030, which aims to reduce the demand for electricity and water by 30% by 2030, which will contribute to transforming Dubai into a world-leading platform in the efficiency of energy and water demand management.”
He added that “these important savings were achieved through strengthening cooperation and partnership with various actors in the energy and water sector, including leading government and private institutions in the field.”
Al Tayer explained that the Demand Management Strategy works on implementing operational mechanisms, including: policies, regulations, data, measurement, government support, communication, participation, financing and support provided by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, technology and innovation, as well as adherence to charters and road maps, goals and mechanisms of demand management programs for energy and water, and their mechanisms. The executive branch, according to the update of the Dubai Energy and Water Demand Management 2030 strategy, and follow-up and take measures to achieve savings of 30% or more by 2030.
The Secretary-General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Ahmed Al Muhairbi, said that Dubai’s strategy for energy and water demand management includes the following programs: regulations for green buildings, rehabilitation of buildings, outdoor lighting, cooling efficiency, and energy efficiency specifications and cards from the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology, and consumer response, demand management for recycled and groundwater, mobility efficiency, smart vehicle charging and fuel and engine efficiency.
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