DSCE rolls out new strategy for district cooling regulation

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HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) has chaired the 39th meeting of the council at its headquarters.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy, attended the meeting.
“In support of 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 transform Dubai in to an international hub for clean energy and green economy, the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy is working towards the implementation of the energy Demand Side Management Strategy, which features nine programmes that contribute to the sustainable development of Dubai.
These include the rules and regulations for green buildings, the rehabilitation of existing buildings, district cooling, regulations and standards for energy efficiency, re-use of wastewater for use in irrigation and technology to raise the efficiency of street lighting, and the Shams Dubai Initiative to transform Dubai into the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world,” said Al Tayer.
“During the meeting, we developed a strategy to organise Dubai’s district-cooling sector. This aims to improve the performance of operations, and enhance the amount of investments in this promising market from 20 percent to 40 percent by 2030,” added Al Tayer.
“The meeting highlighted Dubai’s Energy Intensity Mapping project, which focuses on making use of Dubai’s building and energy consumption data to find methods of analysing consumption levels, limiting Dubai’s overall energy consumption, and finding solutions to limit high consumption. This supports the demand side management strategy to reduce overall demand by 30 percent by 2030,” said Al Muhairbi.
The meeting also addressed the implementation of detailed studies to save water through the re-use of water for irrigation, as well as defining potential opportunities, and developing an integrated strategy for Dubai’s water supply.
The meeting was attended by Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Energy, in addition to members of the board Abdullah bin Kalban, MD and CEO of Emirates Global Aluminium, Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), Abdallah Abdul Karim, Director General of the Department of Oil Affairs, Salem bin Mesmar, Assistant Director-General for Environment, Health and Safety at Dubai Municipality, Waleed Salman, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Nuclear Energy Committee, Nasir Abu Shehab, Executive Director of Strategy and Corporate Governance in the Roads and Transport Authority, Keiron Ferguson, General Manager of the Dubai Supply Authority (DUSUP) and Frederick Chemin, General Manager of Dubai Petroleum.

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