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MAF Dalkia becomes first accredited ESCO in Dubai

Accreditation is in line with Dubai's Integrated Energy Strategy 2030

Alex Mussallam, CEO, MAF Dalkia
Alex Mussallam, CEO, MAF Dalkia

MAF Dalkia has become the first energy services company (ESCO) in Dubai to be certified under the accreditation scheme for ESCOs that was launched earlier this year by the Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau (RSB) of the Emirate.

The scheme is in line with the RSB’s drive to implement Dubai’s Green Economy strategy as well as Dubai’s Integrated Energy Strategy for 2030 by supporting ESCOs to assess energy use in the Emirate’s existing buildings and make them more energy efficient.

H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, said: “Our accreditation scheme reflects the direction set by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, the energy strategy adopted by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, which aims to increase energy efficiency in Dubai by 30% by 2030, as well as the UAE’s Vision 2021.”

“We are continuously working on Dubai’s sustainability path and ensuring Dubai becomes a global example of energy security and efficiency, as well as a leader of investments in renewable energy and reduced carbon emissions,” Al Tayer said.

Al Tayer added that he looked forward to seeing other ESCOs following MAF Dalkia’s example and get themselves certified under the new accreditation scheme.

Commenting on the award, Alex Mussallam, CEO, MAF Dalkia, said: "MAF Dalkia’s ESCO accreditation is a significant milestone that reaffirms our commitment to sustainability and energy management and its timing comes in line with many energy diversification projects.”

“MAF Dalkia will continue to support the nation’s sustainable development targets and deliver energy efficient projects which include the rational use of energy and water,” Mussallam said. “Its unique approach to building energy services relies on a combination of powerful energy data analysis tools derived from more than 70 years of experience in energy management, with on-site teams trained to deliver optimised operations and maintenance programs.”

H.E. Ali Bin Abdullah Al Owais, chairman, RSB, said: “This award is an important milestone in the delivery of Dubai’s target of raising energy efficiency. Companies such as MAF Dalkia have an essential role to play in improving the energy performance of Dubai’s buildings.”

“With an estimated 30,000 buildings to be retrofitted to save energy and water between now and 2030 we need experienced, qualified energy service companies to offer their services to building owners in the commercial, government and residential sectors,” Al Owais explained.

Dubai’s Integrated Energy Strategy has building retrofits as a key programme to improve energy efficiency. Savings of 1.7 terawatt hours per year are targeted to come from retrofit activity by 2030.

 

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