Dubais Supreme Council of Energy continues its discussions on the sectors strategic plan
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Dubais Supreme Council of Energy held its seventh meeting at DEWA headquarters in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Council, HE Saeed Al Tayer, Vice-Chairman of the Supreme Energy Council along with Council members.
HE Saeed Al Tayer, Vice-Chairman of the Supreme Energy Council said that the meeting elaborated on the location of Hassyan upcoming power stations and water desalination, one of the latest development projects of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, as part of DEWAs efforts to upgrade its capabilities to meet the growing demand for electricity in Dubai. These substations constitute the backbone of the electricity transmission networks of DEWA.
His Excellency added: "the council is completing its discussions on the final the drafts of Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy with an international consultant. The proceedings focused on securing energy resources, diversification of energy resources such as civil nuclear technology, clean coal, and the exploration and production of oil and gas and petroleum products The Council strategy tackled the best use and the sustainability of natural resources. "
The meeting also hosted a delegation from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), who presented plans in the field of energy efficiency in the public transport sector. The delegation explained the achievements in energy conservation projects, the adoption of the latest solutions and technologies in buses, hybrid taxis, water transport, and metro and its contribution in reducing the consumption and environmental impacts.
The Council addressed the various activities and plans of the Emirates Energy Award, which is now under the umbrella of Dubais Supreme Energy Council.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai issued law No.19 of 2009 establishing the Supreme Energy Council as an independent legal entity.
The Council aims to diversify energy sources in the emirate, including alternative and nuclear energy, and create ongoing sources of sustainable energy to meet the requirements of future development. The Council was established in response to the global changes and the expansion in the search for unconventional sources of energy.