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Sharjah to slash power and water use by 30%

SEWA promises huge improvements in efficiency by 2020.

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Sharjah has set its sights on a 30% cut in power and water use over the next five years.

If successful the emirate could save over 600MW and 30 million gallons of the water it consumes on an average day.

SEWA chairman Dr Rashid Al Leem says the target is achievable and points to the success of the utility’s Peak Hour initiative on July 1 that saved 22.5MW in one hour.

The target would be met through a variety of drives focused on industry, infrastructure and household conservation, he added at the ;aunch of a new initiative to make Sharjah a 'City of Conservation'.

SEWA will replace conventional lights in more than 50,000 street poles with energy-efficient LED lights.

The utility has also launched a smart grid initiative similar to neighbouring Dubai.

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