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Delegation from Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and RTA visits Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting

posted on 05/08/2016: 1604 views



A delegation from the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and the Road and Transport Authority, RTA, has visited the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting in the US as part of a series of mutual visits aimed to enhance cooperation and become acquainted with the best international practices.

The delegates included Faisal Ali Rashid, Director of Demand Side Management at the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and RTA officials Ibrahim Mohammed Ameen, Manager of Lighting and Traffic Systems Maintenance, and Salim Al Rimawi, Roads Lighting and Traffic Signals Manager.

Vice-Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, said, "The visit forms part of our efforts to support Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Demand Side Management Strategy that aims to reduce energy demand by 30% by 2030, involving nine programmes that are all connected to our daily life. These include green building regulations, retrofitting existing buildings, district cooling, wastewater reuse, laws and standards for raising efficiency, energy-efficient street-lighting, and the Shams Dubai initiative to regulate the generation of solar energy in buildings."

Al Tayer affirmed the importance of cooperation between the Council and the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting in different fields, including advanced street lighting and ways to further develop such systems for the benefit of both sides.

Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, Mattar Al Tayer, said, "The RTA, in collaboration with the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, endeavours to bring the latest technologies to the Emirate of Dubai. It seeks to realise this goal by reviewing the best practices and models across the globe in the field of energy and street lighting, securing the power supply required for the emirate, and improving the efficiency of energy use."

"The RTA also aims to convert all conventional street lights to LED technology by 2030 and reduce the carbon footprint by more than 3,000 tons per annum as a result. Over the past three years, the RTA has accomplished 45 projects and initiatives related to energy and the green economy. It has also adopted the highest industry standards for green buildings," added Mattar Al Tayer.

"We work side by side with the RTA to achieve our mutual strategic goals. The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting is one of the leading government organisations in the world, particularly in the use of street lighting powered by LED technology, and other advanced solutions related to solar energy and the smart city concept, among others," said Ahmed Butti Al Muhairbi, Secretary-General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.

The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting has extensive experience in efficient street lighting for greater savings on electricity and water. The activities of the bureau include surveys about the intensity of lighting and the colours used as well as the application of ‘smart city' solutions for better efficiency and less consumption, maintenance, and costs. – Emirates News Agency, WAM - http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395298498312.html

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