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Supreme Council of Energy tackles power demand

New agency set up to implement Dubai's demand side management strategy

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HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) is planning to set up an agency called 'Efficiency' to oversee and implement its demand side management strategy for managing power demand in Dubai.

Details about the new agency were revealed at DSCE’s 30th board meeting, chaired by the council’s chairman, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and conducted at the DSCE headquarters in Dubai.

“Our aim, through the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, is to reduce energy demand by 30% by 2030,” said H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman, DSCE and CEO of DEWA.

“To achieve this goal, the council has agreed to establish an agency, under the name ‘Efficiency’, to manage power demands.”

“It will operate under the umbrella of the Supreme Council of Energy to oversee and implement the demand side management strategy, which was launched recently in collaboration with the council’s agencies,” he added.

“In the first phase, the agency will oversee retrofitting of government buildings to achieve the vision of the Supreme Council of Energy to make Dubai a model for safe and effective use of energy,” Al Tayer explained.

The board meeting also discussed topics like developments relating to the work of the Dubai Nuclear Energy Committee, and implementation phases of the demand side management strategy.

The members also presented a detailed report on the activities of the project management office and preparations for the next major phases.

Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 aims to diversify the energy mix in the emirate by 2030 to be comprised of 71% from natural gas, 12% from nuclear power, 12% from clean coal, and 5% from solar power.

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