Dubai, UAE, 11 April 2018: The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has initiated the Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Programme, which will be led by Taqati, said Aref Abouzahr, Executive Director, Taqati Dubai Energy Efficiency Program.
Abouzahr was speaking at the 4th Annual RetrofitTech Dubai Summit & Awards 2018, which concluded today.
Sharing details of the programme, Abouzahr said: “The programme offers 12 different types of certifications. It is a consortium of three local and international partners, which are the British University in Dubai, the Association of Energy Engineers and the International Institute for Energy Training.”
Further elaborating on the programme, he added that the key objectives are to build the right capabilities to achieve Dubai’s target of reducing energy usage by 30% by 2030. It is also to improve the understanding and adoption of new energy-efficient technologies and to foster a community of innovators and thought leaders on energy efficiency in Dubai, and to create a value for Dubai through offering continuous professional development opportunities.
The programme, Abouzahr added, has been tailor-made with four tracks for executives, technical engineers, technicians and financiers.
Ali Al Jassim, CEO Etihad ESCO, added: “The Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program mainly centres on human capital developments 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 are at par with the global standards. Doing so will get us nearer to our energy efficiency and sustainable development goals, in line with the Dubai and UAE visions.”