Dubai Municipality

DM in Partnership with ECAT Aims to Reduce Power Usage by 20 Per Cent

Dubai to host second Green Energy Conference


Dubai, UAE -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/23/2014 -- Dubai Municipality’s vision for a sustainable future will be presented as a model example of embracing cleaner power production next month, when hundreds of regional experts gather to tackle sustainability challenges at the Green Energy Conference.

His Excellency Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality will deliver the keynote address at the one-day summit, which takes place on 11 February at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Lootah will highlight new initiatives to reduce energy consumption at Dubai Municipality in collaboration with Environmental Center for Arab Towns (ECAT) by over 20 per cent in the next three years, while adopting innovative solutions to save up to 10.5 Gigawatt hours (GWh) on energy consumption and 6,200 tonnes of C02 emissions per year.

In partnership with Dubai Municipality and ECAT, the second edition of the Green Energy Conference will run alongside Middle East Electricity, the region’s largest and longest running energy event, taking place from 11-13 February.

More than 300 public and private sector stakeholders are expected to engage in high energy discussion and debate around some of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the Middle East’s burgeoning clean energy sector.

Anita Mathews- Director of Informa Energy Group, organizers of Middle East Electricity said: “Energy consumption has grown so quickly in the region that some countries are having difficulty meeting demand, resulting in power cuts during peak times in summer.

“Continued growth in consumption and the level of investments required are likely to lead to an even wider gap between supply and demand. Key regional efforts to increase energy efficiency will be highlighted at the Green Energy Conference, but the most important aspect is to bring people together to instigate dialogue about this important issue and help them communicate with dignitaries from the region to make connections that can lead to real business outcomes.”

Other expert speakers on the opening panel include Graeme Sims, Executive Director of Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau Dubai; Omar Al Wahaibi, CEO of the Electricity Holding Company Oman; and Ramani Hariharan, Director of Strategy & Communications, GDF Suez.

The conference will culminate in a presentation about sustainability, related approaches, indicators and country rankings by Professor Gurkan Kumbaroglu, President, Turkish Association of Energy Economics (TRAEE) and the Vice President at the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE).

Now in its 39th year, Middle East Electricity is supported by DM and ECAT and is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.

The three-day event, which focuses on the power, lighting, renewable and nuclear sectors, is co-located with Solar Middle East, the most comprehensive gathering of solar technology suppliers in the region.

Middle East Electricity 2014 is partnered with Power Nigeria in Lagos and Saudi Energy in Riyadh. To be involved as an exhibitor, sponsor or delegate, contact the Middle East Electricity team at: or visit

About Informa
Informa Exhibitions operate around 130 trade and consumer events in over 38 cities across the globe. The main office locations are in London, Sao Paulo, Dubai, Singapore, Melbourne and Beijing. Informa has more than 150 offices in more than 40 countries, employs over 9,000 staff globally and is the largest publicly owned organiser of conferences and courses in the world with an output of over 10,000 events annually.