The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) conducted an online webinar on energy sustainability in Dubai.
The webinar also discussed Dubai’s vision to drive economic growth through reliable, clean, efficient and secure energy supply and usage.
The Council works on 11 DSM programmes including the Green Building Code; building retrofits to increase energy efficiency; outdoor lighting and efficient cooling.
"The updated Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 has strengthened the roadmap and scale of previous programmes," said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.
"It has also integrated Dubai’s vision with the Integrated Water Resources Management Strategy and the Green Mobility Initiative. The updated DSM Strategy 2030 includes new programmes such as Fuel & Engine Efficiency, Efficient Mobility and Smart Charging, Recycled & Ground Water Demand Management, and Consumer Behaviour."
Ali Al Jassim, CEO of Etihad Energy Services and Chairman of Emirates Green Building Council, explained that Etihad ESCO was committed to supporting Dubai’s vision to become one of the most sustainable cities in the world through successful implementation of retrofitting and solar projects.
He said: "Since 2011, the implementation of DSM programmes has resulted in $1.7bn savings in operational costs and capital investments, with reduction of 10.3 million metric tonnes of CO2. These numbers indicate that we are on the right track to achieve 30% reduction in energy consumption by 2030.”