Sustainability tops agenda at DEWA strategic plan workshop

DEWA strategic plan workshopDEWA are adjusting their strategy to meet increased targets for renewable energy and long-term sustainability. (Image source: DEWA)The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) held a workshop at Dubai’s Grand Hyatt hotel yesterday to discuss its strategic plan 2021

The event, attended by DEWA’s management, was chaired by the company’s managing director & CEO, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, who spoke of the need for clear goals to realise organisation’s vision to become a sustainable, world-class utility.

Al Tayer said, “While we develop DEWA’s strategic plan 2021, we take into account various factors.

“These include an expected future growth in demand, major development projects in Dubai, and local and federal initiatives such as the Green Economy for Sustainable Development, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to build a green

economy and a sustainable environment in the UAE that supports long-term economic growth.

“We will also be considering the Dubai Plan 2021, to establish Dubai as a smart and sustainable city whose environmental elements are clean, healthy, and sustainable, and the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, announced by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, to diversify the energy mix and reduce energy demand.”

DEWA’s targets for renewable energy have been increased to seven per cent by 2020 and 15 per cent by 2030, which the organisation plans to meet, in part, by increasing the capacity of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to 2,600MW by 2030.

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