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Philips and Honeywell get Esco accreditation in Dubai

Philips Lighting and Honeywell are among the latest companies to be accredited as energy service companies (Escos) by the government of Dubai, bringing the total number of accredited businesses to nine.

The two companies, together with telecoms business Al Futtaim Technologies, were presented with certificates by His Excellency Ali bin Abdullah Al Owais, chairman of the Regulation and Supervision Bureau.

The voluntary accreditation scheme, introduced a year ago, is part of the city’s efforts to reduce energy consumption by 30 per cent by 2030.

‘We congratulate the new companies and commend the efforts of the nine companies on our roster so far,’ said Al Owais.

‘These companies have demonstrated their technical capability and financial strength to offer energy-saving services to clients. Their work will be a vital element in improving energy efficiency in Dubai.’

The companies will benefit from the support of Etihad Esco, Dubai’s government-backed ‘super esco’, which has been charged with kickstarting the retrofit market for energy-saving services, in an effort to save 1.7TWh per year by 2030.

Philips Lighting is already involved in a huge project to provide $5.7 million worth of new LED lighting for power stations and other buildings owned by Dubai’s electricity authority, and suppliers are currently being selected for another project to replace 27,000 lights at the Dubai International Financial Centre.

The other six companies accredited in Dubai are Al Arsh Facilities Management, Emrill Energy, EMS, Green Technologies, Johnson Controls and MAF Dalkia.