Dubai saves 329MW of electricity during Earth Hour 2022
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Dubai saves 329MW of electricity during Earth Hour 2022

Dubai saves 329MW of electricity during Earth Hour 2022

This year’s Earth Hour was held under the theme ‘Shape Our Future’

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) recorded savings of 329 megawatts (MW) in electricity consumption in the emirate during Earth Hour 2022.

The savings were equivalent to a reduction of 132 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions and were 13 per cent higher than the 291MW savings recorded during Earth Hour 2021.

They were also the biggest since 2008 when Earth Hour was first observed in Dubai, Dubai Media Office reported. This year’s Earth Hour was held under the theme ‘Shape Our Future.’

Dubai residents joined millions worldwide by turning off unnecessary lights and electric appliances during Earth Hour between 8.30pm – 9.30pm on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said: “At DEWA, we work in line with the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy, which aims to provide 100 per cent of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. We also raise awareness among society members on the importance of conservation and highlight sustainability practices that positively impact climate action.

“The results achieved during Earth Hour in Dubai every year underline the key role of society members in conservation and reduction of carbon footprint. The goal of Earth Hour is to encourage society members to adopt a conscious and responsible lifestyle to support national efforts to limit carbon emissions and protect natural resources to ensure their sustainability for generations to come.”

DEWA’s buildings also participated in Earth Hour by turning off unnecessary lights, including DEWA’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

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