The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has embarked on a resolute path towards environmental sustainability, with a pledge to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2050. His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO of DEWA, has underlined the organization's unwavering commitment to supporting the ambitious Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050, both of which aspire to see 100% of energy production sourced from clean and renewable sources within three decades.
At the heart of DEWA's sustainability mission is its circular economy strategy, which endeavors to harmonize economic growth with a resolute commitment to environmental conservation. This strategy is founded upon five pivotal principles, including Circular Design and the Use of Circular Materials, Optimized Asset Management, Value Retention and End-of-Life Treatment, Renewable Energy, Energy, and Water Efficiency, as well as Circular Partnerships.
To translate these principles into action, DEWA has launched a series of initiatives aimed at improving grid and generation unit efficiencies, reducing emissions, and implementing recycling efforts. An outstanding achievement in 2022 saw DEWA enhancing electricity and water production efficiency by an impressive 37.78% compared to 2006, culminating in a substantial cumulative reduction of 82 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
In tandem with the UAE's declaration of the Year of Sustainability and in anticipation of the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), DEWA is intensifying its efforts to advocate for the circular economy model and its practical applications.
Moreover, DEWA is actively involving its workforce in sustainability initiatives through significant events such as the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and the Dubai Solar Show (DSS). These initiatives, coupled with the deployment of intelligent recycling machines at DEWA's offices, have substantially reduced carbon emissions and bolstered the organization's focus on energy efficiency.
DEWA's unwavering dedication to sustainability has not gone unnoticed, as it has garnered numerous awards and accolades in recognition of its steadfast efforts in environmental preservation and sustainable practices.
In echoing DEWA's commitment to sustainability, CEO Al Tayer affirmed, “DEWA places a high priority on supporting the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100% of the energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.”
By actively aligning with global sustainability initiatives and championing the circular economy model, DEWA aims to set a leading example for sustainable and eco-friendly practices, not only in the region but also beyond.