Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 5 April 2020

AD Power signs deal on energy efficiency programmes in schools

ADES, a subsidiary of AD Power, will conduct surveys and analysis to assess consumption patterns

Abu Dhabi Investment Office is expanding its Venture Fund to support later-stage companies that are in expansion mode and ready to scale. Victor Besa / The National.
Abu Dhabi Investment Office is expanding its Venture Fund to support later-stage companies that are in expansion mode and ready to scale. Victor Besa / The National.

Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (AD Power) signed a preliminary agreement with the UAE Ministry of Education, whereby its subsidiary, Abu Dhabi Energy Services, will look at the implementation of energy efficiency programmes in schools in Abu Dhabi.

Ades will conduct surveys and analysis to assess consumption patterns. It will also propose and implement effective conservation and cost-saving methods. This includes the potential for retrofitting buildings with systems that help reduce water and energy consumption.

“This MoU is the first of many opportunities for AD Power’s new subsidiary," said Jasim Husain Thabet, chief executive and managing director of AD Power in a statement on Tuesday. "As the energy savings market develops, Ades will continue to work with both public and private sector partners to implement programmes that are environmentally friendly and economically sound.”

AD Power announced the start of Ades during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week earlier this month. The company aims to support the growth of the energy services market and meet the increasing need for energy-efficient solutions in Abu Dhabi.

The agreement “represents our modern vision for a sustainable Emirati school system, where best practices in sustainability and energy efficiency are standard practice," said Abdul Rahman Al Hammadi, undersecretary of the Ministry of Education.

"It is the first step to realising this vision, which we expect will help drive significant reductions in water and energy consumption in schools, as well as influence individuals to be more conscious when it comes to their consumption."

The latest collaboration with Abu Dhabi Energy Services will support the UAE’s sustainability agenda and Abu Dhabi's Demand Side Management and Energy Rationalisation Strategy 2030, he added.

Created in 2019, Abu Dhabi Power Corporation oversees the financial and operational performance of Abu Dhabi’s water and electricity sector. The company’s other subsidiaries include Emirates Water and Electricity Company, Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, Al Ain Distribution Company, Al Mirfa Power Company, and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, also known as Taqa.

Updated: January 21, 2020 10:54 AM

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