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DEWA, SEWA promote energy conservation during summer

The two bodies urge the public to switch off all unnecessary electric and electronic devices, and ultimately inculcate a culture of power saving within the society

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The utility bodies in Sharjah and Dubai are will start their annual power saving campaigns from July 1.

Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) will go with its ‘One Saving Hour’  2.30pm-3.30pm campaign from July 1 while Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) will have its ‘Let’s Make this Summer Green’ 12pm-6pm campaign as both utility bodies urge customers to limit using electrical appliances during the stated prime time.

The two bodies urge the public to switch off all unnecessary electric and electronic devices, and ultimately inculcate a culture of power saving within the society.

“Businesses, individuals and families are all asked to join hands in observing the One Saving Hour,” said the Chairman of Sewa, Eng. Dr Rashid Al Leem.

“The power consumption tends to be highest during the month of July which is characterised by high temperatures and humidity,” he said.

For Dewa, its annual ‘Let’s Make this Summer Green’ campaign is meant to raise awareness about the importance of adopting sustainable practices and rational consumption, to preserve natural resources and reduce Dubai’s carbon footprint.

“The campaign incorporates tips that contribute to reducing energy use during the summer. These include encouraging consumers to limit their use of electrical appliances during peak-load hours from 12-6pm,” said the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dewa, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.

He said the campaign aims to encourage people to use, in the morning or evening outside peak-load hours, high-energy electrical appliances such as washing machines, water heaters, electric ovens, air conditioners, and irons.

“Such practices help all members of society to contribute to saving energy and protecting the environment.”

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