RTA gears to reduce power consumption


Source:  www.rta.ae

Power Saving Team at Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), in cooperation with the Human Resources & Development Department, has recently held the inaugural workshop as part of a series of events intended to translate the Dubai Government Strategy 2011 aimed at achieving sustainable development & optimal consumption of resources.

RTAThe move is bound to tally with the global drive of ensuring a better future for the environment, sustainability and optimal utilization of resources.

A statement to this effect was made in the gathering held at RTA Main Office attended by employees of several RTA agencies & sectors as well as the Power Consumption Saving Team at Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), and a number of suppliers of materials that contribute to power consumption reduction.

The Director of RTA Buildings & Facilities Mohammed Abdullah Al Ali delivered a speech in which he expressed RTA’s attention to achieve sustainable development in the Emirate; which could only be achieved through concerted efforts of all community segments.

During the workshop, a movie entitled “The Environmental Print of the UAE” was played; which revealed the gravity of the massive power consumption and highlighted its impact on elevating carbon dioxide emissions; the prime underlying factor of global warming.

A video presentation was also made by Sultan Al Zaabi and Ibrahim Al Qassab from DEWA examining electricity & water consumption reduction models in which they dwelled on the definition and importance of reducing consumption, and offered a host of solutions aimed at reducing power consumption through adopting a series of actions covering the purchase of various electrical appliances such as air-conditioners, ventilation, lighting, fridges and screens among others. The presentation was interceded by a statement about the importance of thermal insulation of buildings; which in turn helps reduce power consumption.

The presentation also called upon all community members to refrain from operating non-essential home electrical appliances during peak hours (from 12.00 pm to 05.00 pm during summer) in a bid to improve the efficiency & reliability of the electrical system, make savings in the power consumption bill or the fuel used for generating electricity, conserve natural resources, and reduce carbon emissions.

At the end of the gathering RTA Power Saving Team thanked DEWA and the associated companies for their effective involvement in the gathering and fruitful cooperation with the RTA. The also commended the contribution of the event to diffusing the awareness among all community members.