Abu Dhabi Energy Services will provide energy saving solutions across the emirate

The agreements were signed today at the World Future Energy Summit in the presence of His Excellency Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), Jasim Husain Thabet, CEO and Managing Director of TAQA Group, HE Saeed Al Fazari, Executive Director of Support Services at DCT Abu Dhabi, HE Dr Rabaa Al Sumaiti, CEO of ESE, Dr. Tarek Fathey, CEO of SEHA and Prof. Ghaleb Ali Al Hadrami Al Breiki, Vice Chancellor of UAEU.

Khalid Mohamed Al Qubaisi, Managing Director, ADES, noted: We are pleased to partner with DCT, SEHA, UAEU and ESE, some of the most recognized institutions in the UAE that represent how government organizations prioritize their sustainable programs and directly support the UAE’s own national targets for reducing emissions. carbon emissions. Today’s announcement, held during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, is the first step in enabling these entities to achieve significant energy and water savings across their facilities. , which will reduce their carbon footprint and utility spending, and further accelerate the growth of energy services. Abu Dhabi market.

As part of these agreements, ADES will undertake a series of assessments of electricity and water consumption in buildings owned by DCT, SEHA, UAEU and ESE in order to achieve tangible savings. Together, the organizations have around 34 buildings across the emirate that will be retrofitted with energy-saving technologies to streamline their consumption and reduce their carbon footprint, supporting the UAE’s net zero ambitions. Some of these sites include Tawam Hospital in Al Ain, the main campus of UAEU, 10 schools under ESE, and the historical and cultural monument Al Jahili Fort.

ADES was established in Abu Dhabi to create a marketplace for Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) that carry out retrofits and electricity and water consumption assessments in existing structures. The financial model used by ADES does not require any capital commitment from government or commercial entities. Instead, ADES will manage the entire end-to-end process and the project will be paid back over time through utility bill savings. This makes the achievement of energy and water savings and the modernization program more accessible and economically desirable for all government entities.

  • E. Saeed Al Fazari, Acting Executive Director of Strategic Affairs at DCT Abu Dhabi, said, “This partnership with Abu Dhabi Energy Services underscores our continued commitment to the Abu Dhabi Environmental Vision 2030 to improve energy use. We continue to rely on best practices in energy consumption and are always keen to explore new measures to increase efficiency.”

Professor. Ghaleb Ali Al Hadrami Al Breiki, Vice-Chancellor of the UAEU, commented: “Through this agreement, we seek to contribute effectively to providing a safe and sustainable environment in order to achieve the objectives of the sustainable development agenda in light of the environmental transformations that lead to the consumption of resources, in particular in the industrial and project development fields.” He added, “On this occasion, the UAEU is really interested in collaboration and synergy to realize the national vision and ensure the stability of a clean environment in a safe society. Moreover, it can reduce the consumption of resources. and energy and ensure their optimal utilization, which achieves national and strategic alternative energy goals”.

His Excellency Dr.. Raba Al Sumaiti, Chief Executive of ESE, said: “The agreement signed with ADES embodies our core values ​​at the Emirates Schools Establishment – promoting responsible drinking behavior among our students and employees, reflecting this on the well-being of the UAE community by conserving precious resources and being mindful of environmental sustainability”.

Dr Tarek Fathey, Managing Director of the SEHA Group, noted: “There has never been a more important time to advance sustainability in healthcare. On behalf of everyone at SEHA, we are honored to be here at WFES 2022 and proud of our continued collaboration with ADES to reduce our environmental footprint. Together, by championing sustainability, we will not only play an important role in our nation’s ambitious plans to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, but we will also work to protect our communities and promote healthy populations.” .

As Market Maker, ADES is mandated to grow and develop the energy services market in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in line with Abu Dhabi’s Demand Side Management and Rationalization (DSM) Strategy 2030. Dhabi, which aims to reduce electricity consumption by more than 22%. % and water consumption by more than 32%.

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About Abu Dhabi Energy Services

Abu Dhabi Energy Services (ADES), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) provides energy efficient solutions and tools to the public and private sectors in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, enabling them to reduce energy consumption of their facilities. The company supports Abu Dhabi’s transformation into an environmentally friendly city through analysis, assessments and project execution. For more information, please visit: www.ades.ae.

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