Sunday 18, September 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has inaugurated the first phase of its joint project with Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MBRHE). The project aims to replace conventional lightbulbs with LED lightbulbs, among various projects launched by MBRHE. In cooperation with Etihad Energy Service Company (ESCO), DEWA will replace traditional light bulbs with LED lightbulbs in 500 villas, located in Al Barsha, Al Warqa, and Oud Metha. The move aims to reduce the demand for energy, and raise awareness in regard to LED lightbulbs. DEWA has allocated 6 teams to replace the bulbs, based on the highest standards of accountability, reliability, and safety. This supports DEWA’s efforts to involve the community in the production of clean and renewable energy, enabling members of the community to reduce their energy bills, and protect the environment. The cooperation between DEWA and MBRHE, resulted after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2015. DEWA aims to supply, 2,000 new and existing homes from MBRHE with 160,000 LED light bulbs and photovoltaic (PV) panels.
“We are glad to cooperate with MBRHE in this project, as it reflects the level of cooperation between different government entities in the Emirate, to protect the environment, and support Dubai’s economy, while ensuring a sustainable future. This supports the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050.

I urge all house and villa owners to participate, to reduce energy consumption, and achieve the objectives set by our wise leadership, to reduce the overall demand for energy, and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“DEWA takes priority in energy efficiency, security, rationalisation, and the overall management of energy demand, as key elements to achieve sustainable development. Installing LED light bulbs reduce energy demand, and supports the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 to reduce energy demand by 30% by 2030. It also supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,” added Al Tayer.
“DEWA works to increase the uptake of renewable energy thus limiting the use of conventional resources and encouraging sustainability. DEWA takes priority in enhancing government cooperation, providing services, and launching initiatives to achieve the happiness of society as a whole,” said Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Business Development at DEWA.