UAE – ADES will provide energy saving solutions through the emission…

(MENAFN – Khaleej Times)

Posted: Wed 19 Jan 2022, 05:39 PM

Abu Dhabi Energy Services (ADES) has signed agreements with leading government entities including Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT), Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), Emirates University United Arab Emirates (UAEU) and the Emirates Schools Establishment (ESE) to identify energy and water saving opportunities in their facilities and buildings across the emirate.

The agreements were signed at the World Future Energy Summit. 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.

Khalid Mohamed Al Qubaisi, Managing Director of ADES, said, “We are delighted to partner with DCT, SEHA, UAEU and ESE, some of the most recognizable institutions in the UAE that represent how government organizations prioritize their sustainable programs and directly support the UAE’s own. national carbon reduction targets. 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 costs, and further accelerate the growth of energy services. market in Abu Dhabi.

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.

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 Abu Dhabi’s 2030 environmental vision 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.

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

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

Dr Tarek Fathey, CEO of SEHA Group, said: “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.

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