Energy programme saves big for Dubal
Dubai, January 3, 2012
Dubai Aluminium (Dubal), a leading aluminium smelter, saved 3,244,572 kWh in the three-month period from July to October 2011 through its energy conservation programmes.
This, together with the 2,263,605 kWh saved in the first three months of implementing the directives (April to June 2011), brings the total savings to date to 5,508,177 kWh within six months, a statement said.
“The four ‘quick wins’ for energy conservation identified by the Dubai Supreme Council for Energy (DSCE) are proving effective at Dubal,” says Tayeb Al Awadhi, vice president, Power & Desalination.
“We have fully implemented the directive to set air-conditioning thermostats to 24°C during working hours and 27C outside working hours; as well the directive to turn off all non-essential lights after working hours.”
“We are also on track to achieve the third directive, namely to change to energy efficient lighting, where our internal target is 78 per cent of the changeover by year-end. Once this is complete, we’ll be in a good position to achieve total energy-savings of 22,317,240 kWh per year by 2013.”
Al Awadhi reiterated that the SCE directives complement Dubal’s continual quest to minimise the power consumption of its operations.
The company has implemented several energy-savings projects over the years while others are being considered for implementation in the near-term, he added.
“At Dubal, being energy-conscious is an operating imperative for our long-term sustainability,” said Al Awadhi.
“We also consider it a vital component of our corporate responsibility: by lowering our power consumption, we can help minimize the rate of resource depletion; while simultaneously reducing the levels of greenhouse and other gases emitted to the atmosphere,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service
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