Dubai Supreme Council of Energy reviews work progress on Demand Side Management Strategy

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, held the 57th meeting of the Council, in the presence of HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice-Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.

Attendees at the Council meeting included HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary-General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and the Council Board members: HE Dawood Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality; HE Abdullah bin Kalban, CEO and MD of Emirates Global Aluminum; HE Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO of ENOC; Waleed Salman, Vice Chairman of Dubai Nuclear Energy Committee; Nasser Abu Shehab, CEO of RTA’s Strategy & Corporate Governance Sector; and Frederic Chemin, General Manager at Dubai Petroleum.

The meeting discussed several topics including the work progress on the Demand Side Management Strategy, which aims to reduce electricity and water demand by 30% by 2030; the Dubai Green Mobility Strategy 2030 to increase the number of hybrid and electric vehicles in the market and raise their proportion to 10% 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% 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% by 2030 and to make Dubai a leading example of energy efficiency regionally and globally,” said Al Tayer.

“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% so far, and intends to install 10% more by 2020,” said Al Tayer.

“During the meeting, we discussed the RTA’s initiative to speed up the transformation into green mobility. The initiative aims to transform 90% 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% of carbon emissions to support the Dubai Green Mobility Strategy,” said Al Muhairbi.