Supreme Council of Energy updates Demand Side Management Strategy
The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy held its 50th meeting, headed by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, with HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, also present. HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Energy; Abdulla bin Kalban, MD & CEO of Emirates Global Aluminium; Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO of Emirates National Oil Company Ltd (ENOC); Waleed Salman, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Nuclear Energy Committee; Abdullah Abdul Kareem, Director General of the Department of Oil Affairs; Dawood Abdulrahman Al Hajiri, Director General of Dubai Municipality; Khalid Mohammed Sharif, Assistant Director General for the Health, Safety and Environment Control division at Dubai Municipality; Nasser Abu Shehab, CEO of the Strategy & Corporate Governance Sector at the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), and Frederick Chemin, General Manager of Dubai Petroleum, attended the meeting.
During the meeting, the members reviewed several topics including the Demand Side Management Strategy.
“Today, at the 50th meeting, we reviewed the achievements made in the past nine years since its establishment, in recognition of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for sustainable development and achieving the objectives of the UAE Centennial 2071. This will secure a happy future, a better life for future generations, and raise the UAE’s status to become the best country in the world,” said Al Tayer.
“They reviewed promising strategies and the results achieved through cooperation between member companies of the Council, beginning with the launch of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, the Demand Side Management Strategy 2030, the Carbon Abatement Strategy 2021 and the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050. The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park launched in 2012. It aims to generate 25% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2030,” added Al Tayer.
Al Tayer added that, today, five years after the launch of the Demand Side Management Strategy, it has been updated and approved. This will drive the desired savings and reduce energy demand by 30% by 2030.
“It is important to review and update the Demand Side Management Strategy to implement the latest solutions in the field of energy demand reduction. We aim to provide the best of Dubai with the lowest cost by consulting and benefiting from the expertise of the Council's member companies in clean energy production and energy demand management. We work side by side to make use of all the resources and expertise available in the energy sector, in general, and clean energy, in particular,” said Al Muhairbi.