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Dubai Supreme Council of Energy reviews progress on key strategies

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on November 18, 2019
Dubai Supreme Council of Energy reviews progress on key strategies

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Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, recently reviewed the progress that has been made on key strategies at the 57th meeting of the Council.

The meeting discussed several topics including the work on the Demand Side Management Strategy, which aims to reduce electricity and water demand by 30 per cent by 2030; the Dubai Green Mobility Strategy 2030, which aims to increase the number of hybrid and electric vehicles in the market to 10 per cent of all vehicles by 2030. The meeting also addressed the work progress of Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) projects for Shams Dubai, Emiratisation, and advancing the capabilities of Emiratis in the Supreme Council's organisations.

"We support the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform toward a green economy. We strive to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to provide 75 per cent of Dubai's total power output from clean energy by 2050 and to make Dubai the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050. We also work to achieve the Demand Side Management Strategy to reduce energy and water demand by 30 per cent by 2030 and to make Dubai a leading example of energy efficiency regionally and globally," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.

"The meeting discussed the Etihad ESCO projects that depend on the Standards and Regulations of the Shams Dubai Initiative. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) launched Shams Dubai to encourage household and building owners to install photovoltaic panels to generate electricity, and connect them to Dewa's grid. The meeting reviewed the work progress of this initiative for government buildings. Dewa has installed 10 per cent so far, and intends to install 10 per cent more by 2020," Al Tayer added.

"During the meeting, we discussed the RTA's initiative to speed up the transformation into green mobility. The initiative aims to transform 90 per cent of limousines operating in Dubai into environmental-friendly vehicles (hybrid/electric) by 2026, starting from 2020. RTA will ensure more hybrid and electric cars into RTA's limousine fleet to reduce 45 per cent of carbon emissions to support the Dubai Green Mobility Strategy," said Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, secretary general of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.

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