Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) | DEWA launches World Energy Day campaign to promote the transition towards a responsible lifestyle

20 October 2021

DEWA launches World Energy Day campaign to promote the transition towards a responsible lifestyle

DEWA launches World Energy Day campaign to promote the transition towards a responsible lifestyle

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched its annual campaign to mark World Energy Day, held this year under the theme ‘Your Efforts Count. Act Now’. The campaign is part of DEWA’s continuous efforts to engage the public in achieving sustainable development and raise awareness on energy conservation, efficiency and sustainability.

World Energy Day highlights the efficiency and use of sustainable energy production. It underpins the importance of developing national energy policies that support sustainable development to help overcome current and future challenges in the energy sector. It also underscores the need for strengthening and developing experiences between different countries of the world, as well as encouraging an accelerated shift towards renewable energy sources, with responsible and rational use of energy to protect the environment, reduce carbon emissions and preserve our precious natural resources.

DEWA invites the public, governmental and private enterprises, and educational establishments in the UAE to take advantage of the World Energy Day Toolkit, available on its website, which highlights the importance of energy in our lives, and its impact on various aspects of economic, social, and environmental development. DEWA urges community members to visit its website to join the ‘Green Pledge’ to contribute to positive change, through simple daily habits.

“World Energy Day, the initiative endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, along with representatives of 54 countries, in addition to the United Nations, Arab League and African Union Commission, through the ‘Dubai Declaration - Energy for All’ on 22 October 2012, constitutes an expression of His Highness’s forward-looking vision aimed at transforming climate change challenges into future opportunities for the coming generations, support policies that promote global climate action, improve energy efficiency in various vital sectors, and boost sustainable development and cooperation between the government and private sectors and members of society to reduce practices that harm the environment,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

“We are committed to achieving the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to provide 75% of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. Among our major projects in this regard is the Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the Green Hydrogen project to produce hydrogen using solar power, Hatta’s new hydroelectric power station, as well as our project to generate electricity using wind power. DEWA’s production capacity increased to 13,200 megawatts of electricity and 490 million gallons of desalinated water per day,” added Al Tayer.

“As part of our vision to become a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation, we seek to encourage society members to reduce waste, use solar panels and eco-friendly electric cars, and acquire green products. The conservation programmes and initiatives launched by DEWA have achieved cumulative savings of 2.44 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity and 6.7 billion gallons of water between 2011 and 2020. This is equivalent to saving AED 1.35 billion and reducing 1.22 million tonnes of carbon emission,” said Khawla Al Mehairi, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Government Communications.