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Emicool among winners of 3rd Emirates Energy Award

District Cooling utility among 33 winners of the Award, which attracted participation from Middle East & North Africa and from Europe and the Americas

| | Oct 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm
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    Sanela Habbab

Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2017: UAE-based District Cooling utility, Emirates District Cooling (Emicool) was among the winners of the 3rd Emirates Energy Award (EEA) for raising the bar on energy efficiency. Sanela Habbab, Chief Operating Officer of Emicool, received the Award on behalf of the utility at a glittering ceremony, hosted by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy on October 24 in Dubai.

The event was organised concurrently with the fourth edition of The World Green Economy Summit (WGES). It saw the attendance of the industry’s elite and leading energy professionals, who came together under one roof to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the winners. The prestigious ceremony was also graced by the patronage and presence of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.

Organised under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, under the theme of “Innovative Solutions for Clean Energy”, EEA aims to encourage the rationalised use of energy and resources. The award also aims to highlight best practices and pioneering work in energy efficiency, alternative energy, sustainability and protecting the environment.

Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and President of Emirates Energy Award, said the 2017 edition attracted wide participation from countries across the Middle East and North Africa and from Europe and the United States. He added that the participation exceeded expectations with the number of entries almost doubling to 210, compared to 112 in the previous cycle.

Al Tayer said: “Emirates Energy Award reflects the UAE’s strategy to promote innovation that helps the country achieve the UAE Centennial 2071 and reinforce the country’s leadership in all fields. The Award meets the futuristic vision of the wise leadership, which leads to sustainable prosperity in the post-oil future of the UAE. Taking this as an opportunity, I’d like to congratulate all the winners for their outstanding contributions to energy efficiency. Their remarkable work has not only guided us to unlimited innovation and progress, but has also driven us closer to our goals of protecting our planet and ensuring sustainable development for generations to come.”

Other winners included Abu Dhabi Carbon Capture Company (UAE), Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (UAE), Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency (AMEE – Morocco), Diamond Developers Co. Ltd. (UAE) and The Hashemite University (Jordan).

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