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Dubai to hire power-saving consultant

Energy saving plan for Dubai's 2030 strategy will launch in 2012

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Dubai to hire power-saving consultant in bid to curb energy waste. (Getty Images)
Dubai to hire power-saving consultant in bid to curb energy waste. (Getty Images)

Dubai’s leaders have announced that a gas strategy, to be launched next year, will aim to reduce energy demand in the emirate.

The Integrated Gas Strategy 2030 will start in the second quarter of 2012, and the emirate will tender for the appointment of a specialist consultant to spearhead the campaign by the end of 2011.

Measures to adjust air conditioning in office building after hours to save power, switching off lights at night and replacing traditional bulbs for efficient models are all planned to help the emirate save on power, as is the plan to use solar power for heating water.

Saeed Mohammed al-Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, and Vice Chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Council of Energy, said: “We have also reviewed some demonstration cases and examples of conserving electricity consumption, and paying great attention to power audit by implementing green building standards in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. These examples comprise conserving the consumption of air conditioning, lighting, electrical appliances and water management.”
 

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