UAE’s EWEC enters into clean energy deal with Mediclinic Middle East

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE’s leading private hospital group Mediclinic Middle East has entered a clean energy agreement with EWEC (Emirates Water and Electricity Company) in order to power its Abu Dhabi assets.

The company said in a statement that “the agreement will see EWEC’s clean energy sources powering 100 percent of the electricity consumption of Mediclinic’s Abu Dhabi hospitals and medical centers for a full operating year, supporting the hospital group’s efforts to adopt clean energy and to further expand decarbonization in the healthcare sector.”

EWEC will provide Mediclinic with Clean Energy Certificates (CECs), a scheme that was launched by the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) to provide Abu Dhabi-based entities an empowering pathway to achieve their desired sustainability goals by guaranteeing the clean origin of their electricity consumption, while also enabling them to further reduce their carbon footprint.

Commenting on the agreement, Mr. Francois Brice, Commercial Executive Director at EWEC, said that, “The CEC scheme is providing Abu Dhabi-based companies across various sectors with the opportunity to become pioneers in supporting the UAE Net Zero Strategic Initiative by decarbonizing their energy consumption.”

As per the company statement, “CECs are tradeable digital certificates that guarantee the source a specific standard unit of energy (1MWh) was generated from.”

Further, EWEC is playing a key role for Abu Dhabi’s CEC scheme, acting as a Single Registrant and auction operator to establish a primary market for this new instrument, operating CECs auctions quarterly.

Mr. David Hadley, CEO of Mediclinic Middle East, commented that, “As part of this commitment, Mediclinic Middle East is proud to enter into this agreement with EWEC to purchase clean energy, reducing our carbon footprint and moving us towards our goal of carbon neutrality by 2030. We look forward to working with EWEC in the future at all levels to help us achieve our environmental strategic objectives.”

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