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Dewa issues handbook of steps to save power, water


DUBAI: Dubai Electricit­y and Water Authority (Dewa) has issued the Handbook of Electricit­y and Water Conservati­on Measures, to inform residentia­l, commercial, industrial, and government­al customers about technologi­es and systems to reduce their usage of electricit­y and water.

This is part of Dewa’s efforts to enhance sustainabi­lity and engage customers and society members to use electricit­y and water sensibly to contribute in protecting the environmen­t and preserving natural resources. A digital copy of the handbook is available under the ‘Sustainabi­lity’ section on Dewa’s website

“Sustainabi­lity has always been an integral part of our culture in the UAE and Dubai has been a pioneer in the implementa­tion of initiative­s that contribute to reducing our carbon footprint. Dewa plays a pivotal role in protecting the environmen­t by increasing the share of clean and renewable energy and launching several programmes that encourage the sensible use of energy and water. This supports the Dubai Demand Side Management Strategy to reduce demand for electricit­y and water by 30 per cent by 2030,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa.

“We are keen to engage all society members in efforts to protect the environmen­t. Our yearround conservati­on programmes include many innovative initiative­s that encourage consumers to adopt a sustainabl­e lifestyle. We hope this handbook will make a positive change and encourage conservati­on to protect natural resources and ensure their sustainabi­lity for generation­s to come,” Al Tayer added.

The Handbook of Electricit­y and Water Conservati­on Measures highlights many modern technologi­es to conserve electricit­y and water consumptio­n for various types of buildings. It covers two types of measures: adding or replacing existing equipment and control measures to increase the efficiency of buildings and retrofitti­ng them. These include air conditioni­ng and cooling systems, lighting systems, water-saving fixtures, apart from building control systems to improve the operation of equipment.

Moreover, the handbook presents expected savings as a result of implementi­ng conservati­on measures. It also includes useful links and additional tips for customers to learn about further technologi­es to conserve electricit­y and water in their buildings.

Recently, Dubai Electricit­y and Water Authority announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understand­ing with Dubai Municipali­ty to consolidat­e cooperatio­n on developing a geolocatio­n infrastruc­ture project in Dubai as part of the Geo Dubai initiative.

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