Dubai’s Electricity and Water Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau accredits four companies

DUBAI: The Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau, RSB, the regulator of Dubai s electricity and water sector, has issued accreditation certificates for four companies to engage in a programme to retrofit existing buildings in Dubai to render them energy-efficient.

The certification, which supports the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative and the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, is part of the ESCO (Energy Service Companies) accreditation scheme.

MAF Dalkia, Johnson Controls, EMS, and Al Arsh Facilities Management received their accreditation certificates during a ceremony at the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy Headquarters in Dubai.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy, commenting on the occasion, said, “To support the goals of Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, we seek to reduce energy consumption and improve reliability by investing in renewables and the low-carbon energy sector.” Ali bin Abdullah Al Owais, Chairman of the RSB, said, “The RSB s accreditation scheme was launched under the supervision of the Supreme Council of Energy just four months ago. It is very pleasing to see four companies accredited already.

We hope that these four, and others, will be accredited in the future and play their part in delivering a “building-retrofit programme” for around 30,000 buildings over the next 16 years.” While the programme represents a substantial business opportunity for energy service companies, for building owners and tenants it provides the opportunity to significantly reduce their energy bills.