Supreme Council of Energy tackles key topics

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, or DSCE, held its 30th board meeting, chaired by Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the DSCE, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Emirates airline and Chief Executive of the Emirates Group.

By Staff Report

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Published: Tue 22 Jul 2014, 11:20 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:24 PM

Shaikh Ahmed and other top officials during the 30th board meeting of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy. — Supplied photo

The meeting was attended by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice-chairman of the DSCE, and Ahmed Butti Al Muhairabi, secretary-general of the DSCE.

The meeting was held at the council’s headquarters and was also attended by Abdullah bin Kalban, managing director and chief executive officer of Emirates Global Aluminium; Saeed Khoory, chief executive officer of Enoc, Abdullah Abdel Kareem, director-general of the Department of Oil Affairs; Waleed Salman, chairman of the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence; Dr Yousef Al Ali, chief executive officer of the Public Transport Agency at the Roads & Transport Authority; and Jeff Severin, general manager of the Dubai Petroleum Establishment.

The meeting discussed various topics including developments related to the work of the Dubai Nuclear Energy Committee and implementation phases of the Demand Side Management strategy. The members presented a detailed report on the activities of the Project Management Office and preparations for the next major phases.

“In line with the directives of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai — and the objectives of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy to diversify the energy mix by 2030 to comprise 71 per cent from natural gas, 12 per cent from nuclear power, 12 per cent from clean coal and five per cent from solar power — the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has discussed options to use peaceful nuclear energy to generate electricity,” said Al Tayer. “Our aim, through the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, is to reduce energy demand by 30 per cent by 2030. To achieve this goal, the council has agreed to establish an agency, under the name ‘Efficiency’, to manage power demands. It will operate under the umbrella of the Supreme Council of Energy to oversee and implement the Demand Side Management strategy, which was launched recently in collaboration with the council’s agencies. The strategy has eight programmes to manage energy demand including regulations for green building construction, retrofitting of existing buildings, district cooling, wastewater reuse, laws and standards to raise efficiency, and energy-efficient street lighting,” added Al Tayer.

“In the first phase, the agency will oversee retrofitting of government buildings to achieve the vision of the Supreme Council of Energy to make Dubai a model for safe and effective use of energy. The Supreme Council has reviewed the best practices in energy-demand reduction. A combined team from the Supreme Council of Energy, the Dewa and Dubai Municipality, visited Germany recently to learn about the latest technologies and best practices in the management of energy demand,” added Al Tayer.


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