Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that it has made electric power saving as much as 12.6 Gigawatt-Hour in 2017, in addition to reducing carbon emissions by 5,430 tons.
Making such savings contributes to realising RTA’s strategic objective of nurturing a sustainable environment through saving power consumption.
Eng. Maitha bin Adai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic & Roads Agency, said: “A plan has been endorsed to replace the conventional street-lighting units of HID type by LED lights, following savings amounting to 50% resulting from Traffic and Roads Agency’s pilot project of replacing HID by LED units in several areas of Dubai.”
According to the RTA, it has stated it is committed to realising the vision of the Dubai Government for sustainable development through introducing power-saving plans.
The replacement of HID lights by LED lights is part of the its power-saving initiatives, which include the partial switching off of lights in residential areas and revising the street-lighting hours while taking into consideration the security and safety of road users.
Maitha concluded: “The resultant power savings is expected to reach 22 Gigawatt-Hour in 2018, i.e. almost double of that achieved in 2017.
“It is equally important to promote the positive environmental practices as it leads to a substantial change in environmental, economic and social attitudes.”
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