Tuesday 17 September 2019

Dubai RTA makes 21.7 GWh power savings in 2018

DUBAI, May 19, 2019

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it has achieved 21.7 GW in power savings last year, which is a reduction of 9,340 tonne of carbon emissions through replacing conventional HID lamps with LED lighting units.

RTA adopted a plan for harnessing the LED lighting units following a 50% saving generated by trial projects undertaken as part of researches commissioned in different parts of Dubai, such as Rashidiya, it stated.

“We have achieved a total electricity saving of 21.7 GWh in 2018, which is equivalent to a reduction of 9,340 tons of carbon emissions. The agency has made an exceptional performance in Roads Lighting Efficiency Index that recorded 125% ,” remarked Engineer Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency at RTA.

"In 2019, the electricity saving is anticipated to hit 26 GWh, which means 18% rise in the savings made last year," she stated.

"It is extremely important to roll out initiatives to raise the public awareness to promote reducing electricity consumption and diffuse the culture of saving energy amongst citizens and residents in line with the Dubai Government Plan 2021. Such initiatives are bound to coax a positive change at the environmental, economic and social levels," she added.

Accoerdfing to her, the RTA is committed to the country’s vision for sustainable development by charting out a plan for saving energy.

"The replacement of HID lamps by LED lighting units is part of RTA’s power-saving initiatives managed by the agency. They also include the partial switching off of lights in residential areas, and revising the timing of street lights while addressing the requirements of safety and security of road users," she added.-TradeArabia News Service


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