Dubal initiates scheme to save energy
Dubai, August 14, 2011
Dubai Aluminium Company Limited (Dubal), a wholly state-owned enterprise that operates one million tonne per annum primary aluminium smelter, has taken to energy conservation, it said.
Dubal is a member of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (SCE), whose mandate includes rationalising the use of energy and ensuring environmental sustainability through demand management initiatives and programmes.
In this regard, Dubal has whole-heartedly adopted the directives issued by Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of SCE, to all SCE member companies regarding the measures which the Dubai government is taking to minimise energy consumption in Dubai, in fulfilment of the Emirate’s 2030 Energy Strategy, the company said.
The company has saved 2,263,605 kWh of energy in the first three months of implementing the directives (April to June, 2011).
Tayeb Awadhi, vice-president, power & desalination, Dubal, said the energy-savings targeted by Dubal for 2011, as a result of the initiatives relating to the SCE’s directives, is 6,884,147 kWh.
“Once the roll-out of energy-efficient lighting is complete, our targeted energy-savings will increase. We’re aiming to achieve energy-savings of 22,317,240 kWh per year by 2013,” he said. – TradeArabia News Service