Supreme Council of Energy reviews progress on Demand Side Management Strategy 2030 during 55th meeting

Wednesday 01 May 2019
Dubai - MENA Herald:

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, led the 55th meeting of the Supreme Council of Energy, attended by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy and MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). Also present were HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Energy, HE Abdulla Jassem bin Kalban, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Global Aluminium; HE Dawood Al Hajiri, Director General of Dubai Municipality; HE Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC); Waleed Salman, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Nuclear Energy Committee; Nasser Abu Shehab, CEO of the Strategy & Corporate Governance Sector at the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA); and Frederick Chemin, General Manager of Dubai Petroleum.

The meeting covered several topics, notably the progress of updating the programmes of the Demand Side Management Strategy 2030 to reduce energy and water demand by 30% by 2030; and the inclusion of institutions and entities under the umbrella of the Supreme Council of Energy to the private sector platform in the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO), the Second Preparatory Conference on the establishment of the WGEO, and the Private Sector Platform’s Member Conference.

“At the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, we are working to achieve the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote the shift towards a sustainable green economy as well as to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy to produce 75% of Dubai's total power output from clean energy, and make Dubai the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050. The Supreme Council of Energy launched the Demand Side Management Strategy 2030 to reduce energy and water demand by 30% by 2030 as part of its efforts to make Dubai a leading example of energy efficiency regionally and globally,” said Al Tayer.

“The strategy features 10 programmes: new buildings and infrastructure, existing buildings and their infrastructure, efficient cooling, standards and labels of household appliances and equipment, smart homes and businesses, Shams Dubai, recycled water and ground water demand management, efficient mobility and smart charging, and the efficiency of fuels and engines.”

Al Tayer said that the meeting discussed the Second Preparatory Conference on the establishment of the WGEO, and the Private Sector Platform’s Member Conference. This is being organised for the first time in Dubai in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment; and the inclusion of institutions and entities under the umbrella of the Supreme Council of Energy to the private sector platform.

“The meeting also covered the work of the Green Building Committee. This supports global trends to create a low-carbon and -energy consumption economy as well as developing buildings that consume energy at a near-zero rate, which enhances the path towards sustainability in the UAE,” said Al Muhairbi.

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