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RSB Dubai to regulate the district cooling sector

The move is part of the resolutions adopted during the 51st meeting of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

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The district cooling market in Dubai is projected to grow further
The district cooling market in Dubai is projected to grow further

The Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau for electricity and water in Dubai (RSB) has had its mandate expanded to include Dubai’s growing district cooling industry.

The move is part of the resolutions adopted during the 51st meeting of the Dubai Supreme Council of energy headed by its chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

The Council, which was attended by the vice chairman Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, secretary general Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi and other council members also approved the study for developing a noise pollution strategy.

“We reviewed a number of strategies, plans, and programmes that contribute to achieving the goals of the UAE Centennial 2071, to secure a happy future and a better life for future generations, and to promote the UAE’s position to be the best country in the world,” said Al Tayer.

The meeting also reviewed the latest updates on the carbon credits programme for the retrofitting of existing buildings and street lighting programmes presented by the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE).

This contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, achieving the goals of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to make Dubai a global centre for clean energy and green economy.

It also supports the Dubai Plan 2021 to make Dubai a smart city with a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment.

“We support projects that are based on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in line with the Carbon Abatement Strategy that aims to reduce carbon emissions by 16% by 2021,” added Al Tayer.

The members also reviewed the Emirates Energy Award (EEA) 2020, which will be held under the theme ‘Inspiring innovation for sustainable energy’ and will coincide with Expo 2020 Dubai.

EEA seeks to attract and honour the best studies on the current status of energy and develop solutions that will create technologies and mechanisms to address environmental challenges.

The meeting reviewed the latest updates on ENOC’s major expansion projects, and the newly launched DEWA Store initiative by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) through its smart app to provide exclusive offers and discounts to its customers in cooperation with public and private sector companies. They also reviewed the Emiratisation strategy in the organisations under the umbrella of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.

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