Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 September 2022: Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, signed a strategic agreement with Etihad ESCO, to deploy various energy saving measures across Dubai Municipality facilities in the Emirate of Dubai. Etihad ESCO is Dubai’s Super ESCO tasked to develop and implement energy efficiency and solar projects.
Termed the Energy Performance Contract, the project offers Dubai Municipality annual savings of 16.6 Million kWh in electricity consumption and 9.3 Million Gallons in water consumption. Moreover, it contributes to the Dubai Demand Side Management Strategy (DSM) developed by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) to make the Emirate of Dubai a leader in sustainability with an ambitious target of 30% reduction in electricity and water consumption by 2030.
The partnership was signed between Mohammad Khalid, vice president & general manager, Johnson Controls, Middle East and Africa, Ahmad Abuothman, general manager install GCC, Johnson Controls and Dr. Waleed Alnuaimi, acting CEO, Etihad ESCO on the side-lines of the WETEX 2022 that at Dubai World Trade Centre.
“Johnson Controls and Etihad ESCO share common objectives for energy efficiency. We are excited to support this ambitious project to reduce carbon emissions in the UAE leveraging our extensive experience in digital solutions,” said Mohammad Khalid, vice president, and general manager at Johnson Controls, Middle East, and Africa. “We are confident our combined expertise with Etihad ESCO will yield positive results in enabling Dubai Municipality to efficiently achieve its energy savings targets.”
“Etihad ESCO is committed to serve the strategic goal of the UAE in pursuing a green economy for sustainable development by making Dubai a global model of green economy transition through leadership, partnership and adoption of energy efficiency technologies. Our collaboration with Johnson Controls reflects the importance of our continuous strive to remain committed to executing solutions that meet market demands and drive sustainability goals,” said Dr. Waleed Alnuaimi, acting CEO, Etihad ESCO.
“It is an honor to join hands with Etihad ESCO on this ambitious project. Johnson Controls has always been at the forefront of bringing low-carbon technologies to the market in energy-intensive industries and we aim to reduce around 7304 tons of CO2 annually as part of this project for Dubai Municipality. Etihad ESCO’s trust in Johnson Controls is a testimony of our proficiency and we will remain committed to driving comprehensive decarbonization with our suite of best-in-class solutions,” said Ahmad Abuothman, general manager, building technologies GCC, Johnson Controls.
WETEX organized by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), is in line with Dubai’s vision to build a sustainable future for the Emirate and is held annually under the directive of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.