South Energy to retrofit entirety of Dubai South’s streetlighting with energy-efficient LEDs

South Energy said that, as per the contract, it will provide all aspects of the project for the next decade

South Energy, the energy solution arm of Dubai South, has said that it has been contracted to retrofit the entirety of Dubai South’s streetlighting with energy-efficient solutions, effectively replacing approximately 4,550 conventional streetlights with LED lighting fixtures.

In a statement, South Energy said that as per the agreement, it would act as an energy services company, providing all aspects of the project for the duration of 10 years.

The project aims to enhance the overall sustainability of the city and is expected to bring benefits in terms of energy savings, reduced maintenance costs, and positive environmental impacts, in line with Dubai South’s vision of creating a society where people can live and work in a sustainable, healthy and happy environment.

It will also seek to contribute towards achieving the 30% energy demand reduction targets of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy by 2030. The emirate is positioning itself to become a global model in green economy transition through leadership, partnership and adoption of energy-efficient technologies, in line with the UAE’s strategic efforts to achieve sustainable development, the company added.

Keeping this in mind, the overall project is expected to save energy consumption on streetlights by up to 67% from previous usage. The expected energy savings is about 4.5kWh annually, with the total energy and maintenance cost savings reaching up to $612,512 annually.

Dubai South will look to use the resulting spare load of approximately 1,100kWh to better manage its infrastructure upgrading projects, while also contributing to its efforts to reducing the city’s carbon dioxide emissions by 2,250 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year.

Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South Executive Chairman Khalifa Al Zaffin said: “We are committed to ensuring the accessibility of reliable and modern energy services across Dubai South and efficiently consume energy. This commitment is in line with UAE’s Energy Strategy 2050, which targets to increase the share of clean energy in our energy mix and reduce carbon footprint from power generation.”

“By consciously aligning our energy usage through clean technologies, we can take part in reducing electricity consumption and show the benefits to individuals and companies alike,” he noted.

South Energy’s CEO Ismail Al Marzooqi said: “Our latest project for the entire Dubai South is testament to South Energy’s ever-expanding capability to provide advanced and sustainable energy solutions. Through this project, South Energy will serve as an Esco provider to oversee the financing, development, implementation, operation and maintenance of the project.”

“We take the responsibility of achieving the guarantees of savings for the project’s lifetime and the cost savings will be shared between South Energy and Dubai South for 10 years,” he stated.

South Energy has awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) works to BMTC.

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