Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received the ISO 50001 for its energy management system at its headquarters, in recognition of its efforts for promoting and managing energy efficiency.
DEWA integrates energy efficiency into its management practices to increase awareness of energy use, reinforce good energy management behaviours and make better use of existing energy-consuming assets and processes. It also helps DEWA identify its priorities by adopting the latest energy-saving technologies.
DEWA’s headquarters was awarded the ISO certification 50001 based on the audit conducted by the Bureau Veritas, one of the world’s leading and specialised organisations in this field.
DEWA intends to implement the system at its operations and buildings, including the Customer Happiness Centres, administrative buildings, power stations, substations and its vehicle fleet.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, received the certificate in the presence of Waleed Salman, EVP of business development and excellence, Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, EVP of business support and human resources at DEWA; Yousef Jebril, EVP of power, water & planning; Abdullah Al Hajri, EVP of billing services; Mohammed Abdulkarim Al Shamsi, senior manager of climate change and sustainability at DEWA, and other members of the relevant team.
“We are delighted to receive this important energy management system certificate. It supports our vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility, and a role model for all public and private organisations in Dubai in the fields of sustainability, environmental and natural resource conservation, as per the UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021.
“It enables us to explore further opportunities for improvement and reducing operating costs in energy consumption. This system will also contribute to DEWA’s efforts in reducing its carbon footprint and environmental impact. It supports our efforts to realise the objectives of the Dubai Demand Side Management Strategy to reduce energy and water demand by 30% by 2030, and the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy to reduce carbon emissions by 16% by 2021,” said Al Tayer.