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Dubai launches integrated ‘Energy Efficiency Training Program’

Initiative aims to build capabilities to achieve 30% reduction in energy consumption by 2030, official body says

| | Mar 19, 2018 | 3:46 pm
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Dubai, UAE, 19 March 2018: TAQATI, the Program Management Office for the Dubai Demand Side Management (DSM) strategy, set up under Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO), has entered into a partnership with the British University in Dubai (BUiD) for the ‘Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program’, it announced in a Press communiqué.

Ali Al Jassim, CEO, Etihad ESCO, signed the agreement with Prof. Abdullah Al Shamsi, Vice Chancellor, BUiD, at Etihad ESCO’s headquarters on March 18, the communiqué said.

The ‘Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program’ is an initiative by the Dubai Government, mandated by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) and led by TAQATI, in partnership with BUiD, the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and the International Institute for Energy Training (IIET), the communiqué further said.

Al Jassim said: “The ‘Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program’ mainly centres on human capital development in the energy efficiency area. This is an exceptional opportunity for all of us to work together to ensure that our skills and overall competencies are up-to-date and at par with global standards. Doing so will get us nearer to our energy efficiency and sustainable development goals in line with Dubai and UAE Visions.”

Aref Abou Zahr, Executive Director, TAQATI, said, “As the dedicated Program Management Office for the implementation of the Dubai Demand Side Management strategy, we are confident that this training programme will equip stakeholders in Dubai’s energy sector with the right set of skills and capabilities to bring the emirate to the forefront of energy efficiency, thereby setting an exemplary model for others to follow.”

The communiqué added that the training program aims to build the right capabilities to achieve Dubai’s ambitious target of 30% reduction in energy consumption by 2030, boost awareness and adoption of new technologies that promote energy efficiency, nurture a community of innovators and thought leaders to spearhead energy efficiency measures in Dubai and create value for the emirate by offering continuous opportunities for professional development.

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