More than 1 million Tons of Carbon Dioxide will be abated by 2030 and 1.7 TWh of electricity will be saved by the same year in Dubai – according to the new targets revealed by Dubai’s Etihad Energy Services Company, Etihad ESCO.
Ali Al-Jassim, CEO of Etihad ESCO revealed targets to have 5.6 billion imperial gallons of water saved by 2030 through new initiatives.
Solar projects showed that 1,000 kWp will be generated on the rooftops of Dubai World Trade Center as well as 3,000 kWp from solar panels on the roofs of 640 villas in Hatta.
Al-Jassim also stated that the partnership with the British University in Dubai, supported by Dubai Supreme Council, is a complete success embracing training programs for executive managers, engineers, technicians and financiers.
DEWA has made 30% energy savings through retrofit projects as well as AED 2 million ($545,000) a year in savings. This was a result of replacement of chiller plants, significant retrofit of HVAC systems and retrofit of seven DEWA buildings in Dubai.
Lighting can have an important impact on energy savings with the example of Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Limited project. It involved lighting retrofit of 1,656 villas and 110,000 lighting fixtures leading to energy savings of a remarkable 80% as well as AED 0.57 million ($155,000) a year.
Al-Jassim commented: “We have launched the Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program which is a consortium of three local and international partners who will deliver 19 training sessions, offering 12 certifications for members. Initiatives like these will help educate and motivate people to consider changes in technology that will lead to more energy efficient buildings across the Emirate.”
Another significant announcement was that Etihad ESCO will now manage the building labelling scheme for existing buildings under the leadership of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and the regulation of Dubai RSB.
The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has set the goal of reducing energy demand by 30% by 2030 and to retrofit 30,000 buildings by the same year. Retrofitting and refurbishing existing buildings have been identified as core strategies to reduce overall energy demand