Dubai / WAM
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) opened registration for the 12th Best Consumer Awards, which encourage residential customers to use energy sensibly, and raises awareness about the importance of adopting environmentally-friendly practices.
The awards reflect DEWA’s efforts to encourage customers to reduce their daily use of electricity and water, and supports its strategy to reduce energy demand to preserve and sustain natural resources.
This year, the Best Consumer Award has two categories: Villas and Apartments. Consumers who achieve the highest savings in electricity and water will receive cash prizes totaling AED 60,000 and appreciation certificates from DEWA. In the two categories, the user who achieves the highest savings will receive grand prizes of AED15,000 each. The second will receive AED10,000 each and the third AED5,000 each. To qualify for the award, customers have to reduce their electricity and water use by at least 15% from January 1 to December 31, compared to the same period in the previous year.
“DEWA attaches great importance to the rational use of energy in its efforts to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, launched by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to establish a sustainable model of energy conservation that can be exported to the whole world. Our goal is to become the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050. These efforts also support the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy to reduce energy demand by 30% by 2030. DEWA has encouraged and rewarded customers who made the effort to reduce their use. Through the Best Consumer Award, DEWA promotes conservation, and involves participants in achieving sustainable development,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.