DUBAI, UAE, 30 September 2022: Johnson Controls (JCI) 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.
Making the announcement through a Press release, JCI said the energy performance contract project will offer Dubai Municipality an estimated annual savings of 16.6 million kWh in electricity consumption and 9.3 million gallons in water consumption. Moreover, it will contribute 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, JCI said.
Mohammad Khalid, Vice President & General Manager, JCI, Middle East and Africa; Ahmad Abuothman, General Manager, Building Technologies GCC, JCI, Middle East and Africa; and Dr Waleed Alnuaimi, Acting CEO, Etihad ESCO, were the signatories of the agreement, JCI said, adding that the signing ceremony took place on the sidelines of WETEX 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Khalid said: “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. We are confident our combined expertise with Etihad ESCO will yield positive results in enabling Dubai Municipality to efficiently achieve its energy savings targets.”
Alnuaimi said: “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.”
Abuothman said: “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 7,304 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 decarbonisation with our suite of best-in-class solutions.”