Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad Esco), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), has signed a service agreement with Enoc Group to retrofit its service stations with improved air conditioning and lighting with automation and install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.
As per the agreement, Etihad Esco will improve energy efficiency at the Enoc service station, and upon successful completion, it will be rolled out to other stations, said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the chairman of Etihad Esco and managing director and CEO of Dewa, after signing the deal with Enoc Group CEO Saif Humaid Al Falasi.
The entire project is expected to aid Emirati oil firm in cutting down its energy consumption by more than 36 per cent for the next seven years, he stated.
"The project also supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to establish the emirate as a global hub for clean energy and energy management efficiency," noted Al Tayer.
"We will work on providing sustainable solutions and installing solar PV systems to aid ENOC petrol stations in cutting down more than 36 per cent of its energy consumption in the next seven years. The higher efficiencies resulting from the retrofitting of existing buildings and establishments support the objectives of the Demand Side Management Strategy 2030, to reduce electricity and water demand by 30 per cent by 2030," he added.
Al Falasi pointed out that initiatives that are aimed at promoting sustainability have always been Enoc's priority.
"Our goal is to support implementing the UAE Green Growth Strategy. Our new partnership with Etihad Esco will further accelerate our journey towards the achievement of our sustainability goals while also underscoring the increasing significance of such initiatives in promoting sustainable development in the future," he added.