New agency to manage Dubai power demands
Dubai, July 22, 2014
The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy is to set up an egency under the name ‘efficiency,’ to reduce energy demand by 30 per cent under the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, said a report.
The agency will operate under the council to oversee and implement the Demand Side Management strategy, which was launched recently in collaboration with the council’s agencies, said the Emirates 24/7 report.
The announcement came as the council reviewed the implementation phases of the strategy during its board meeting recently.
The members presented a detailed report on the activities of the Project Management Office and preparations for the next major phases, said the report.
The strategy has eight programmes to manage energy demand including regulations for green building construction, retrofitting of existing buildings, district cooling, wastewater reuse, laws and standards to raise efficiency, and energy-efficient street lighting, it added.