The virtual sessions saw the participation of governmental and private organizations to raise awareness about the preservation of natural resources. Dewa has also organized internal awareness sessions in cooperation with Dubai Municipality to educate staff on wildlife and the local environment. Additionally, Dewa hosted interactive virtual tours within its Innovation Center to highlight its role in driving innovation in clean technologies that provide clean, sustainable energy.
Dewa urged individuals and public and private organizations to adopt responsible and sustainable lifestyles and make smart decisions to reduce their carbon footprint, such as installing solar panels, using electric vehicles and planting trees. ghaf trees adapted to the UAE environment. Ghaf can survive in harsh environmental conditions and has several environmental benefits, including absorbing carbon emissions to mitigate climate change.
Al Tayer said: “Dewa promotes sustainability in all environmental, social and economic aspects and provides a sustainable model for saving energy and water and supporting a low carbon economy. This supports Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050, aiming to supply 75% of Dubai’s total electricity capacity from clean energy sources by 2050, and to achieve the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.”
He added: “As part of our efforts to increase energy efficiency, we have implemented several initiatives, which have improved efficiency by 33.41%, which is equivalent to a reduction of 64.69 million tonnes of carbon dioxide between 2007 and 2020.
“Dewa has a well-defined strategy to produce 100% desalinated water through a clean energy mix that uses both renewable energy and waste heat by 2030. This will allow Dubai to exceed global targets for use of clean energy to desalinate water. Dewa also manages the disposal of wastewater from power and desalination plants, and reuses treated wastewater. In 2020, Dewa reused 98% of the total recoverable wastewater in the Jebel Ali power station and desalination complex. »
Conservation programs and initiatives initiated by Dewa have resulted in cumulative savings of 2.44 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity and 6.7 billion gallons of water between 2011 and 2020. This equates to savings of 1.35 billion Dh and reduce 1.22 million tons of carbon emissions, said Khawla Al Mehairi, executive vice president of strategy and government communications at Dewa.