Dubai – MENA Herald: DEWA has launched its Best Consumer Award for the 12th consecutive year to encourage Dubai’s residents to be effective participants in the sustainable development of the Emirate. The Award is part of DEWA’s efforts to preserve the environment and natural resources and to support its vision of becoming a sustainable innovative world-class utility.
To qualify for the award, customers have to reduce their electricity and water consumption by at least 10% from 1 January to 31 December 2015 compared to the previous year. Consumers who achieve the highest savings in electricity and water will receive cash prizes in addition to appreciation certificates from DEWA. A total of AED 39,000 will be awarded to the 13 top participants. The winner who achieves the highest savings will receive AED 10,000, while the second will receive AED 5,000 and the third AED 4,000. The other 10 participants will receive AED 2,000 each.
“The award supports the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote the sustainable development of Dubai. It also supports the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030’s goal of reducing energy consumption by 30% by 2030. The award is part of DEWA’s efforts to raise awareness among all segments of society about the importance of rational consumption and preserving natural resources for generations to come.” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
“The Award achieves advanced results year after another. Last year, over 5,319 participants helped reduce 9.4 million KWh of electricity, 40.7 million gallons of water, and 4,325 tons of carbon dioxide emissions, with a total estimated value of AED5 million,” added Al Tayer.
DEWA organises the annual Best Consumer Award to raise awareness about the importance of reducing electricity and water use, and encourages residential consumers to better manage their consumption of these resources by following certain tips and measures. DEWA launches various awareness campaigns and programmes targeting different consumers, including educational institutions, residential and commercial buildings, and government organisations.
Participation in the award is open to all Dubai residents. Interested parties can register online on DEWA’s website, www.dewa.gov.ae, under eSociety, or on DEWA’s smart app under the Conservation menu’s ‘Best Consumer Award’ option. The Awareness and Conservation team checks the customer’s consumption of electricity and water and compares the data against the previous year. The last date of participation is on 31 December 2015.