Dubai: Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has reviewed the implantation phases of Demand Side Management strategy during its 30th board meeting under the chairmanship of H.H. Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy, and Ahmed Butti Al Muhairabi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Energy were present during the meeting held at the Supreme Council’s headquarters.
Those who attended the meeting included Abdullah bin Kalban, MD and CEO of Emirates Global Aluminium, Saeed Khoory, CEO of ENOC, Abdullah Abdul Kareem, Director General of the Department of Oil Affairs, Waleed Salman, Chairman of the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, Dr Yousuf Al Ali, CEO of Public Transport Agency at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), and Jeff Severin, General Manager of Dubai Petroleum Establishment. The meeting discussed various topics including developments relating 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 Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 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 5 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,” he added.
“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, DEWA and Dubai Municipality, visited Germany recently to learn about the latest technologies and best practices in the management of energy demand,” Al Tayer concluded.