DEWA re-introduces 'Let's Make this Summer Green' campaign
Various initiatives and programmes over the years has led to savings worth millions by the authority
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched ‘Let's make this summer green’ for the second year running.
The drive is part of the authority's efforts to establish the foundations of environmental sustainability, support sustainable development in Dubai and raise awareness about the importance of energy and water conservation, especially during the summer.
The campaign will run until the end of August. It focuses on several guidelines including rationing of consumption during the holy month of Ramadan, reducing power consumption during peak hours (12 noon to 6 pm), setting air conditioning to 24 deg. C, fixing water leaks, installing drip irrigation systems and tips for when away on vacation.
"The campaign is part of our ongoing efforts to establish the foundations of environmental sustainability and support the sustainable development of Dubai by using electricity, water, and natural resources sensibly, to ensure their sustainability for generations to come. We urge everyone to adopt a conscious and responsible lifestyle, especially during summer time," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.
He added:"These efforts contribute to achieving the vision of Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to promote sustainable development, and reduce Dubai’s carbon footprint according to the Dubai Plan 2021, which aims to transform Dubai into a smart city whose environmental elements are clean, healthy and sustainable, and DEWA’s vision to become a sustainable innovative world class utility."
Al Tayer also said that over the past eight years, through various initiatives and programmes, DEWA has managed to save 1.54 gigawatts of electricity, and 6.2 billion imperial gallons of water, saving $260m (AED957m), and limiting carbon dioxide emissions by over 813,000 tonnes, which is equivalent to the cultivation of 944,000 trees.
"The great impact of these savings is presented in support of the sustainable development process in Dubai, and the UAE in general," Al Tayer said.