Sustainability on the rise in the UAE

It is no secret that Dubai has hosting the mega global event Expo 2020. A key focus of the Dubai 2020 bid was sustainability. Fifty per cent of all energy needs for the Expo site (south of the city around Jebel Ali) will be generated on-site from renewable sources. In addition, a substantial amount of recycled materials will be used for the construction, while waste water will be recycled and reused as well.

Dubai’s Expo related efforts are just one element of a general trend towards a more sustainable lifestyle in the UAE, however. Let us not forget, the UAE is still one of the biggest carbon emitters globally, so this new trend is very welcome indeed.

The beauty of the utilities creating incentives for private solar investments is manifold. Not only will it be possible for those who are interested in living a more sustainable lifestyle to supplement their energy requirements with clean energy. It will also have an overall learning effect since energy generation will become more visible.

To keep pace with the Emirates growing energy demands and the multitude of Multi-billion dollar green projects across the Middle East currently valued at $121 Billion USD. Fleming Gulf Exhibitions is hosting Sustainable Utilities Middle East Expo, officially supported by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Energy taking place on 28-29 October 2015 at the large Madinat Jumeirah Arena in Dubai.

The UAE Ministry of Energy will open the exhibition and conference with key note speeches from powerful organisations such as King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, K- Electric, US Department of Energy, Electrical Engineering Department, UAE University, Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA), Dubai Electricity and Water Authority and Muscat Electricity Distribution Company.

“We are honored that The UAE Ministry of Energy accepted to be the Official Government Supporter for this important event. Together with distinguished organisations within the industry, they will create an important platform to address the big issues facing the region today, such as the increasing per capita of the human to waste to energy carbon footprint, how to manage waste to energy production and lower the cost of renewable energies. Maintaining a sustainable environment through cost effective, innovative and functional design will help to improve the quality of life for millions of citizens”, commented Alex Heuff, Exhibitions Director of Fleming Gulf Exhibitions, organiser of SUME Expo 2015.

Dedicated to 4 key areas of power generation, water management, waste to energy technologies and smart grid & smart meters. The international showcase brings together hundreds of utilities companies, government policy-makers and key stake holders involved in power generation, waste management and water management sectors.

The ‘5th Smart Grids and Smart Meters Summit’ will be held alongside the exhibition, attracting industry experts, government officials and media professionals. Setting new standards in energy efficiency, smart cities of tomorrow and key infrastructure investments during this high level regional Summit. Sustainable Utilities Middle East Expo will also see dedicated workshops, round table debates, seminars and exciting live demos from some of the world leading energy manufactures and suppliers.

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