Supreme Council of Energy discusses energy efficiency at 19th meeting
- United Arab Emirates: Thursday, October 04 - 2012 at 11:08
- PRESS RELEASE
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), has chaired the Council's 19th meeting at the office of the Supreme Council of Energy located at Dubai Petroleum Establishment.
"To achieve the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, we discussed the regulation of solar power in Dubai from a production and supply perspective. the first phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is in progress to produce 13 megawatts, which is due to be operational by the end of 2013," said Al Tayer.
"The Council reviewed the Dubai Integrated Gas Strategy 2030, the board members approved the first phase of Gas reserve strategy policy," Al Tayer added after the meeting.
Dubai Petroleum, a member of the Supreme Council, presented its ongoing energy-efficiency drive, which has delivered notable electricity and water savings and a reduction in carbon emissions. Representatives from Dubai Petroleum also presented on how it intends to use solar power solar power for water heating in its building as well as using LED lights. Dubai Petroleum aims to cut its water and electricity consumption by 10-15% this year.
The Council also discussed a study to develop a road map for reducing energy consumption in Dubai by 30% in 2030, which will be managed and supervised by DEWA and international consultants.
The meeting also reviewed preparations for the World Energy Forum 2012 which will take place in Dubai from 22-24 October 2012. Heads of state, ministers and business leaders and decision makers from the energy sector will attend the Forum. The World Energy Forum is an opportunity for global decision-makers to debate world energy issues, and aims to establish a global platform promoting sustainable energies, energy efficiency and clean technology for all mankind.
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