Dewa to provide LED lights for 500 villas

Dubai - The Dewa has allocated six teams to replace the traditional bulbs in 500 villas, located in Al Barsha, Al Warqa, and Oud Metha.

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Published: Sat 17 Sep 2016, 3:38 PM

Last updated: Sun 18 Sep 2016, 12:10 AM

  Conventional light bulbs in three selected locations in Dubai will be replaced with LED lights, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has announced.
The project is Dewa's first joint venture with Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MBRHE), in cooperation with Etihad Energy Service Company (Esco).
The Dewa has allocated six teams to replace the traditional bulbs in 500 villas, located in Al Barsha, Al Warqa, and Oud Metha.
During the launch of the first phase of joint project with MBRHE, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dewa, urged villa owners to cooperate in the effort to achieve "the objectives set by our wise leadership, to reduce the overall demand for energy, and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come."
This supports Dewa's efforts to involve the community in the production of renewable energy, enabling members of the community to reduce their energy bills, and protect the environment.
The cooperation between Dewa and MBRHE, resulted after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2015. Also, Dewa aims to supply, 2,000 new and existing homes from MBRHE with 160,000 LED light bulbs and photovoltaic (PV) panels.
"We are glad to cooperate with MBRHE in this project, as it reflects the level of cooperation between different government entities in the emirate. This supports the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050."
Al Tayer added that the installation of LED light bulbs will reduce energy demand, and supports the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 to reduce energy demand by 30% by 2030.
"Dewa works to increase the uptake of renewable energy thus limiting the use of conventional resources and encouraging sustainability," said Waleed Salman, executive vice-president of strategy & business development at Dewa.
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