Dubai Supreme Council of Energy addresses energy intensity mapping in Dubai
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has chaired the 40th meeting of the council at its headquarters. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy, attended the meeting. The meeting was also attended by HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Energy, and members of the board including Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), Abdallah Abdul Karim, Director General of the Department of Oil Affairs, Salem bin Mesmar, Assistant Director General for Environment, Health & Safety at Dubai Municipality, Waleed Salman, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Nuclear Energy Committee, Nasir Abu Shehab, Executive Director of Strategy and Corporate Governance in the Roads and Transport Authority, Keiron Ferguson, General Manager of the Dubai Supply Authority (DUSUP) and Frederick Chemin, General Manager of Dubai Petroleum.
“We support the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a global hub for clean energy and green economy, establish a sustainable model in energy conservation which can be exported to the whole world, and drive economic growth without damaging the environment and natural resources. Our goal is to become the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050. We discussed ENOC’s initiative to use compressed natural gas (CNG) for vehicles as an alternative fuel. This will support our national economy and protect the environment, achieving sustainable development, and preserving our resources for generations to come,” said Al Tayer.
“We are working to achieve our wise government’s directives, the UAE National Vision 2021, and the Dubai Plan 2021 to make Dubai a smart, integrated, and connected city that is sustainable with its resources, improve living standards, and enhance Dubai’s position as an international model of green economy. The meeting also addressed and approved Energy Intensity Mapping to unify consumption and building data to find a method of analysing and monitoring consumption levels. This will find a solution to limit Dubai’s high levels of energy use and supports the demand side management strategy to reduce overall demand by 30% by 2030,” added Al Tayer.
“We discussed strategic initiatives and programmes, and reviewed suggestions to develop a partnership between the public and private sectors, to encourage the private sector’s participation in infrastructure projects that contribute to the future of Dubai. During the meeting, we also reviewed the annual financial report of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy for 2015,” said Al Muhairbi.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) was formed on 1 January, 1992, by a decree issued by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum to take over and merge the Dubai Electric Company and the Dubai Water Department that had been operating independently for several years until then.