Dubai Supreme Council of Energy Reviews Impact Of Covid-19 On The Energy Sector

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HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, chaired the 62nd meeting of the Council, which was organised virtually. HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Energy, attended the meeting along with the board members. These included: HE Dawood Al Hajiri, Director General of Dubai Municipality; HE Abdulla bin Kalban, Managing Director of Emirates Global Aluminium; HE Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC); Waleed Salman, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Nuclear Energy Committee; Nasser Abu Shehab, CEO of the Strategy & Corporate Governance Sector at the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA); and Frederick Chemin, General Manager of Dubai Petroleum.

The meeting discussed several topics including the impact of COVID-19 and the Mitigation Strategy for Energy Sector, the Facility Management Energy Accreditation Scheme, and Dubai Supreme Council Administrative Order number (AO/1 of 2020) for Energy Service Providers.

“The vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is to be ready for the post-Covid-19 era and further develop the government work system in the UAE as the pandemic has affected all countries. The main direction for the energy sector in Dubai is in line with the directives of the wise leadership to increase clean energy projects and the use of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies and digitisation. This will ensure a world-leading infrastructure according to the highest levels of reliability, efficiency and availability; as well as accelerate investments in disruptive technologies, advanced research and development, smart grids, energy storage, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), energy efficiency, cybersecurity, robotics, and national capacity building,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.

“We have been briefed on updates in the work of the Dubai Regulatory Committee for Petroleum Products, which is preparing new guidelines for issuing licenses for trading petroleum products in Dubai, conforming with the highest international standards,” added Al Tayer.

HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Energy, said that the meeting reviewed the incentives that RTA is providing for owners of electric vehicles to encourage sustainable green mobility for the acquisition of hybrid and electric vehicles. Incentives include free parking, exemption from registration and renewal fees, exemption from fees for obtaining a Salik tag, and an electric car sticker on the number plate.

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