The RSB was established by Executive Council Resolution Number 2 of 2010. The RSB works under the auspices of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, developing regulatory frameworks to support Dubai’s economic growth through secure energy supply & efficient energy use while meeting environmental and sustainability objectives.
The RSB supports the implementation of Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 (DIES) and Demand Side Management Strategy (DSM). By 2030 the aim is to raise energy efficiency by 30% and energy supply is to be transformed with renewables, coal and nuclear all added to the electricity generation mix, currently dominated by gas. The RSB licenses and regulates Independent Water and Power Producers (IWPP), ensuring new entrants to the sector deliver safe, reliable and efficient services to the benefit of all in Dubai. Private sector participation in the electricity and water production is expected to bring in technology, expertise, and capital to the energy sector. It is governed by Law No. 6 of 2011.
The RSB develops and administers frameworks to encourage greater energy efficiency in buildings. Our energy service company and energy auditors accreditation schemes are designed to build trust and make the process smoother for accredited entities and their clients. Energy Auditors and ESCOs help building owners identify how they can improve energy use and deliver the savings identified. Energy efficiency can be improved if there is information available on the performance of buildings and they are audited for ways to improve energy use. Regulation has a role to play here, too. Dubai’s energy strategy looks to increase the share of District Cooling from under 20% currently to 40% by 2030. This will need regulation to ensure it is adopted where it is the most efficient solution and that customers benefit from high-quality service and competitive prices.
Welcome to the website of the Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau, the regulator of Dubai’s water and electricity sector. We have been established to bring the benefits of independent regulation to Dubai’s electricity and water sector. Our aim is to build a respected and transparent regulatory regime, supporting the Emirate’s vision of a secure and sustainable future for its electricity and water supplies. Through this website we will communicate with all those who have an interest in Dubai’s water and electricity sector, ensuring that it remains a valued source of information on the sector and that our activities and decisions are open for all to see. We hope you find this website of use and would welcome any feedback you might have on it.