Dubai: Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), recently applauded the efforts taken by DEWA customers from various sectors who contributed towards the protection of environment and natural resources by using electricity and water wisely.
DEWA’s conservation initiatives run between 2012 and 2021 has reportedly achieved a cumulative savings among targeted customers of 2.2 terawatt hours of electricity and 5.6 million imperial gallons of water.
The volume saved is equivalent to $326.7 million, resulting in a reduction of 1.1 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
SAVINGS IN VARIOUS SECTORS
Between 2012 to 2021, the commercial sector contributed towards the savings worth 1.3 TWh of electricity (11 percent) and 2.5 billion gallons of water (19 percent).
The government and semi-government sector on the other hand achieved a savings of 355 GWh of electricity (11 percent) and 957 million gallons of water (21 percent).
Savings achieved by educational institutions were 366 GWh of electricity (14 percent) and 1.4 billion gallons of water (21 percent).
The industrial sector contributed to the savings of 131 GWh of electricity (13 percent) and 200 million gallons of water (29 percent).
The residential sector achieved savings of 72 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity (15 percent) and 583 million gallons of water (25 percent).
These savings are equivalent to annual electricity consumption from approximately 211,000 apartments and annual water consumption of 120,000 apartments. This has contributed towards the reduction of 1.1 million tons of carbon emissions, equivalent to planting 1.24 million trees and the consumption of 137 million LED lights, while water saving was equivalent to filling up 10,000 Olympic swimming pools.