Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) is one of three Government Utilities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who have implemented ISO 50001:2011. Within one year of implementing this standard they have achieved an energy saving of 7.1% which equates to a total energy cost saving over this period of $26,079.
SEWA’s vision is: “To be among the best authentic organisations in the world”. This vision has been derived from the Ministry of Energy’s (UAE) vision 2021 for sustainable development.
Implementing ISO 50001:2011 (Energy Management Systems) was one of SEWA’s strategic initiatives for the fulfilment of its vision towards achieving environment and energy conservation, maintaining load growth, and meeting sustainability and climate change objectives.
In 2015, ISO 50001 was implemented in its Head Office which consists of ten functional departments, and a staff headcount of 300. If you would like to read more detail about this case study you can do so here.