UAE city looks to industrial sector for energy conservation

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Following an energy conservation campaign across all Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) in the United Arab Emirates is turning to the industrial sector to improve its energy efficiency and best utilise it resources.
 
As The Gulf Today website reports, Sewa chairman Eng Dr Rashid Al Leem recently met with director general of Sharjah Cement Factory, BJ Batafia, to discuss ways in which the two could co-operate to reduce energy consumption in both companies and facilities. Through rationalisation, it's thought that 30% of power could be saved.
It is hoped that government agencies and commercial enterprises will come together with large industries to create a system for energy efficiency, conservation and the optimum use of resources.
 
According to Dr Al Leem, Sewa is in the process of assessing the consumption of the heavy industrial sector, before creating a plan for how each plant can boost its energy efficiency, therefore leading to greater conservation.
 
As he explained, a number of initiatives are being deployed to help Sewa achieve its strategy as Sharjah strives to reduce its energy and water consumption by 30%, and reinforce the conservation culture.
 
Sewa has already started work installing 5,000 intelligent meters within large industrial and commercial projects in Sharjah, in line with its strategy for 2020.
 
In addition to this, it is aiming to develop an integrated strategy for modifying and improving the efficiency of factories' energy consumption, using various procedures and systems. Each plant's requirements per production unit will also be noted, in order to support the application of ISO 50001 standards within the sector.
 
Dr Al Leem also stressed the importance of outreach programmes and methods for the optimal use of energy and water in factories, commercial centre and tourist facilities, which are all deemed as large-scale consumers.
 
Factories and businesses - particularly car manufacturers - should connect natural gas services to lower energy consumption, he advised; meanwhile, research is being conducted about infrastructure and charging opportunities for electric vehicles in a number of Sharjah locations.
 
The Director General of Sharjah Cement Factory praised Sewa's efforts to raise awareness of rationalisation, and expressed the factory's willingness to implement the necessary rationalisation standards and work alongside Sewa to take any measures needed to optimise its use of biological resources.
 
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