Dewa’s initiatives promote sustainability and waste reduction awareness

Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) outreach initiatives and programs have supported energy and water conservation and raised awareness in society about the importance of protecting natural resources and reducing our carbon footprint . Dewa’s conservation activities have won the support of her public with increased participation and positive impact. This shows their increased involvement in sustainable development and a greater awareness of reducing waste and protecting the planet and its natural resources.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dewa, hailed the organization’s commitment to achieving a balance between development and environment to protect the rights of future generations to live in a clean, healthy and safe environment. This is in line with the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050, aiming to provide 100% of Dubai’s total electricity capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.

“Transforming challenges into opportunities”

Said Mohammed Al Tayer

“At Dewa, we are guided by the forward-looking vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, to turn climate challenges into future opportunities for generations to come. We also pledge to support policies that accelerate global climate action and advance energy use in vital sectors, strengthen public-private collaboration, and partner with members of society to limit practices harmful to the environment. This highlights the role of the UAE and Dubai in supporting global efforts to combat climate change and global warming. DEWA is continuously working to develop its smart infrastructure to deliver more innovative services that provide a seamless and environmentally friendly experience to all stakeholders and monitor their usage around the clock,” said Al Tayer.

Dewa’s conservation programs and initiatives have resulted in cumulative savings between 2012 and 2021 of up to 2.2 TWh of electricity and 5.6 billion gallons of water. This is equivalent to saving MAD 1.2 billion and reducing 1.1 million tonnes of carbon emissions.

World environmental events

Dewa participates in the most important global environmental events aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of climate change and the need to adopt a sustainable lifestyle, to preserve the planet and the sustainability of resources, as well as to ensure a better and more future. lasting for generations. come. Alongside these events, Dewa hosts outreach and interactive sessions to encourage everyone to support national and global efforts to reduce carbon emissions, climate change and global warming. Some of the most important events include Earth Hour, World Earth Day, National Environment Day, World Energy Day, World Water Day, World Environmental Day. environment, etc. DEWA also invites members of the community to participate in the “Green Pledge” available on its website, in order to help bring about positive change.

Earth Hour

Dubai was the first Arab city to celebrate Earth Hour in 2008, a year after its first celebration in Sydney, Australia. Since then and up to 2022, Earth Hour in Dubai has achieved cumulative savings of 3.45 GWh and helped reduce 1,739.3 tonnes of carbon emissions.

Earth Hour

Dubai was the first Arab city to celebrate Earth Hour in 2008.
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Innovation Center

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park Innovation Center, the largest single-site solar park in the world, is a global platform for clean and renewable energy innovations. It aims to shape the future of sustainable energy worldwide and conducts qualitative research in these areas by harnessing the latest innovative technologies. Dewa wants the Center to raise awareness of sustainable development, train Emiratis and increase competition in this promising market. The Center works with universities, organizations, local and global start-ups. It is an educational platform for organizing events, activities, seminars and workshops. It also offers visitors a unique experience to explore the latest innovations in clean energy technologies.

Smart Living Initiative

Through the Smart Living initiative, customers can self-monitor home electricity and water usage. They can log into their Dewa accounts on the website or smart app, view their digital dashboards to monitor their usage, learn about slab prices, get conservation advice and develop conservation plans. Customers can also benefit from the “My Sustainable Living” program by comparing their consumption with similar homes. They can also take advantage of Dewa Store offers to purchase energy and water efficient appliances.

green charger

The Green Charger initiative supports the concept of sustainability and mobility in Dubai. This is done by encouraging the public to use electric vehicles by providing them with charging stations all over Dubai. Dewa delivers a fast and smooth experience, investing in the latest smart and innovative technologies. There are now 325 Green Charger stations provided by Dewa, with 560 charging points spread across Dubai. Dewa allows both customers registered for the Green Charger service and those who are not registered for the service (using the Guest Mode) to charge their vehicles at green charging stations.

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The Green Charger initiative supports the concept of sustainability and mobility in Dubai. This is done by encouraging the public to use electric vehicles by providing them with charging stations all over Dubai.
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“Let’s make this summer green”

Dewa launches an annual campaign called “Let’s Make This Summer Green” for three months to encourage individuals and institutions to adopt a smart and sustainable lifestyle and to have a positive impact on the environment. This is done by encouraging them to use innovative services and features available on Dewa’s website and smart app to manage and monitor their electricity and water consumption, as well as benefit from advice provided to help them. to save their consumption and to follow a conscious and sustainable way of life thanks to simple steps. The campaign also focuses on acquiring energy-efficient devices with four or five stars from ESMA (Emirates Standardization and Metrology).

Noor and Hayat Adventures

To prepare the next generations to become future leaders capable of achieving sustainable development, Dewa broadcasts the animated series “The Adventures of Noor and Hayat”, on his YouTube channel DEWAOfficial. The two Dewa figures represent electricity and water. Dewa communicates environmental awareness to the next generation through edutainment to encourage them to use electricity and water responsibly. The channel has recorded over four million views since its launch. Dewa also offers an electronic adventure magazine, Noor and Hayat, about their exciting adventures, featuring conservation heroes in illustrated stories. The magazine includes awareness topics aimed at developing children’s skills and abilities in a simplified way and actionable and useful activities.

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