Dewa: 350,000 Dubai residents join ‘My Sustainable Living’ programme
DEWA’s savings between 2009 and 2018 reached 2TWh of electricity and 7.4bn gallons of water, equivalent to $326.7m
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced that more than 350,000 Dubai residents have enrolled in its ‘My Sustainable Living’ programme, which encourages customers to use electricity and water responsibly and reduce their carbon footprint.
The programme, which is a first-of-its-kind in the Middle East, enables Dubai residents to compare their monthly electricity and water usage with the average usage of similar efficient homes and make informed decisions based on current data.
The four main features of the programme include a comparison dashboard of similar homes in the region, a graph of estimated consumption trends, a monthly consumption report, as well as conservation tips.
DEWA even interacts with its users through its website, smart app, email, and text messages.
Commenting on the programme’s success, managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, said: “We are pleased by the customer engagement response to our initiatives and programmes, to consolidate the sustainable development of Dubai. Our programmes also encourage customers to effectively support and implement Dubai's strategies to protect our natural resources.”
DEWA’s cumulative savings between 2009 and 2018 reached 2 TWh of electricity and 7.4bn gallons of water, equivalent to $326.7m (AED1.2bn). The savings were achieved in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, educational institutions, governmental and semi-governmental organisations. The savings contributed to reducing about one million tonnes of carbon emissions.