Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has emphasized its pioneering role in supporting national and international efforts in environmental sustainability to ensure a greener world for generations to come.
Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA said this in his remarks on the occasion of World Environment Day 2022.
“DEWA plays a pioneering role in supporting national and international efforts in environmental sustainability to ensure a greener world for generations to come. This is in accordance with the directives of the wise leadership to make Dubai a sustainable city according to the highest international standards. DEWA plays a pivotal role in Dubai’s strategies to reduce carbon emissions. Net carbon emissions in Dubai dropped by 22 percent in 2019 and 33 percent in 2020, exceeding the target of Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy 2021 by more than double. The strategy aimed to reduce carbon emissions by 16 percent in 2021.”
Mr. Al Tayer also indicated that the Demand Side Management Strategy 2030 has also achieved significant results. Dubai has reduced consumption by 23 percent for electricity and 21 percent for water since 2010. DEWA is committed to achieving the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100 percent of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.
“One of our key projects to achieve that is the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world using the Independent Power Producer model. Its total production capacity will reach 5,000 MW in 2030. We have launched many clean and renewable energy projects in Dubai. As one of the UN Global Compact members, we support global efforts and the UAE’s relentless efforts to make progress in achieving the Paris Agreement,” Mr. Al Tayer added.
In recognition of its efforts in the energy sector, DEWA won the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) UN SDGs Challenge 2021. DEWA also received the 100 percent Paperless Stamp from Smart Dubai. In the field of consumption efficiency, DEWA’s programs and initiatives for electricity and water consumption achieved cumulative savings within target groups up to 2.2 TWh and 5.6 MIGD between 2012 and 2021.
Moreover, DEWA won the Five Star Environmental Award from the British Safety Council and the Globe of Honor for Environment Award for the 10th time in a row among five utilities worldwide and with full marks.