ENGIE Solutions, a subsidiary of the global French energy company ENGIE, has become the first to receive accreditation under the Building Energy Management Accreditation Scheme, which aims to improve the quality of building energy management, from the Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau for Electricity and Water in Dubai (RSB).
ENGIE Solutions provides sustainable energy and services solutions for communities, industries, and properties. The firm generates locally relevant solutions based on global expertise and best practices, allowing the clients to reap the benefits of a more efficient, lower carbon and increasingly digital landscape.
By congratulating ENGIE Solutions for receiving the first accreditation, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, stated that the accreditation is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to enhance the shift towards a green economy and consolidate the foundations for sustainable development in Dubai.
“The scheme also helps achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to provide 75 percent of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050, as well as the Demand Side Management Strategy 2030 to reduce electricity and water demand by 30 percent by 2030. The initiatives launched by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, including this scheme, aim to enhance the efficiency of energy consumption, especially in buildings that account for 70 percent of electricity use.”
Energy and water represent the biggest single component in the costs of running a building. The scheme is expected to contribute 440GWh in electricity savings annually by 2030. It enables companies from all over the world to enter the energy and water markets in the Emirate. This makes Dubai a globally leading destination for investments in this area and an innovative platform in energy and water efficiency management by making use of the expertise and enhancing partnerships.
“To achieve accreditation, applicants undergo a rigorous assessment process, including site visits. I am, therefore, confident that our scheme will identify and reward best practices. We encourage other energy management companies to consider applying for accreditation,” said Mr. Mustafa Al Yousuf, RSB Board Member and Chair of the Accreditation Board.
Mr. Bart Holsters, General Manager UAE at ENGIE Solutions, said, “This achievement combined with our long-established group ESCO accreditation reaffirms our commitment to local UAE investment in energy management expertise supported by technology-enabled and data-driven energy solutions.”