DUBAI- Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, has achieved electricity saving as much as 21.7 Gigawatt Hours, GWh, in 2018, which is a reduction of 9,340 tonnes of carbon emissions through replacement of conventional HID lamps by LED lighting units.
RTA adopted a plan for harnessing the LED lighting units following a 50 percent saving generated by trial projects undertaken as part of researches commissioned in different parts of Dubai, such as Rashidiya.
"The agency has made an exceptional performance in Roads Lighting Efficiency Index that recorded 125 percent. In 2019, the electricity saving is anticipated to hit 26 GWh, which means 18 percent rise in the savings made in 2018," said Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency at RTA.
"It is extremely important to roll out initiatives to raise the public awareness to promote reducing electricity consumption and diffuse the culture of saving energy amongst citizens and residents in line with the Dubai Government Plan 2021. Such initiatives are bound to coax a positive change at the environmental, economic and social levels," she added.
© Copyright Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2019.