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DEWA launches Strategy Pioneers

Yesterday, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) launched the Strategy Pioneers, first initiative of its kind in the Middle East, in collaboration with organisations that have achieved excellence and have entered the Hall of Fame for implementing their strategies in the region.

The initiative is in line with DEWA’s vision to become a sustainable world-class utility, drive sustainable development in Dubai, and promote the Emirate as a global hub for trade, finance, and tourism.

DEWA invited all the different organisations that have entered the Hall of Fame in the region to participate in the event. These organisations include the Dubai Executive Council, Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, Dubai Aluminum (Dubal), Bahrain Electricity and Water Authority, and the Bahrain Ministry of Works.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said: “The ‘Strategy Pioneers’ initiative will serve as a platform for knowledge partnerships and to exchange information, share international best practices and administrative updates in strategic planning and implementation to develop relevant systems and management across government, semi-government and private organisations.”

The initiative has been welcomed by the participating organisations and will include an annual workshop where member organisations will meet to review corporate strategy, strategic planning and implementation and share key achievements. The event will host global speakers on selected subjects in the field of strategic planning and implementation, and seminars on how corporate strategic work can be developed and partnership potential strengthened among members.

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ENOC and UAE University promote occupational health and safety

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) signed an agreement with the UAE University yesterday to undertake training programmes and collaborative research to promote occupational health safety.

The agreement at the Dubai Joint Industry International Occupational Health Conference organised by ENOC for the fifth year.

UAE University will work with ENOC professionals as part of the MoU to hold training sessions, seminars and conferences on various aspects of occupational health. The two entities will also collaborate on research and development initiatives to further strengthen health and safety at the workplace.

More than 18 papers on occupational health and safety were presented at the conference by regional and international experts focusing on occupational health management, occupational health medicine, EHS systems and industrial & occupational hygiene, among others.

Other topics discussed at the panel discussions included: investing in employee well-being and occupational health; occupational health in the GCC region; psychosocial issues in migrant workers; risk management; worker well care; stress at work; occupational health nursing; and disability management, among others.

The participants came from over eight countries including the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Finland and Singapore. As part of the Conference, the delegates toured the site of DUBAL and Dubai Dry Docks to explore best practices in occupational health.




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Conventional energy gets a reboot

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) has a long-term goal to transform the emirate’s economy into one that banks on sustainable development. 

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) has a long-term goal to transform the emirate’s economy into one that banks on sustainable development. The directive was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, with the goal to support the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 to effectively reduce demand for energy by 30% in 2030.
“The participation of the Supreme Council of Energy in this international event is driven by our vision to reinforce energy efficiency and security by providing sustainable power supplies and enhancing the optimum use of energy whilst protecting the environment. The Supreme Council is contributing to sustainable development, which is the main pillar of our growth strategy to achieve prosperity for generations to come,” said His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy, at WFES 2013.
“We are delighted to showcase our experiences in the field of green buildings through DEWA’s sustainable building to senior experts and decision makers from the oil, gas and energy sectors. We are at WFES to exchange views and discuss critical issues related to the energy sector across the globe,” added Al Tayer.
“DEWA’s sustainable building is based on a modern Buildings Management System, which manages air conditioning, cooling, and ventilation units, to save electricity consumption. The building adopts conservation criteria for electricity and water, and uses solar energy to supply electricity.”
“The new building has achieved a huge success as the first sustainable building for the public sector to win the Platinum Award for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), achieving 98 points out of 110 as per the US Green Building Council’s assessment,” according to Al Tayer.
“The building sets new standards in sustainability and is an example to follow for other government and private buildings to reduce the negative impact of carbon emissions in the construction sector. It also saves 66% of electricity usage and 48% of water consumption. The building aims to only use 120 kilowatt hours/m2 per year, which will make it 3.5 times more efficient than conventional buildings. It also includes solar panels with a capacity of 660 kW for generating electricity in conjunction with DEWA’s main power sources.”
“The Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 was formulated by the Supreme Council in 2012 to ensure the sustainable development of Dubai by diversifying the energy mix of the Emirate to be 71% from Gas, 12% Nuclear Energy, 12% Clean Coal, and 5% Solar Energy by 2030. We have formulated the main strategies for the Emirate of Dubai to ensure sustainable power supply and improve efficiency of demand for water, electricity and fuel transport,” concluded Al Tayer.

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) and Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) were also featured at the Supreme Council pavilion for their initiatives for conserving energy. ENOC showcased its first green petrol station in the Middle East. The first station was launched in 2011 and featured green solutions including lighting systems, the use of solar power, and systems for washing cars without water in an effort to conserve water and minimise its carbon footprint by providing green services.

DUBAL displayed their initiative for sustainability by creating its Quick Wins initiative that was launched by the Supreme Council in 2010 to adjust the temperature of air conditioners to 24 degrees Celsius during the work day and at 27 degrees Celsius after work hours by using eco-friendly light bulbs, turning off the lights after finishing work and using solar energy to heat water. This effort was made to encourage employees to conserve electricity and water.

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