Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad Esco), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), has announced the signing of an agreement with BITS Pilani Dubai Campus for the installation of a rooftop solar PV system of capacity 500 kWp.
A leading energy service company, Etihad Esco said upon completion, the project will generate an estimated 750,000 kWh energy annually for the campus.
Etihad Esco aims to create viable performance contracting market for energy service companies by auditing and proposing energy conservation measures to major building contractors/developers, bringing Dubai closer to the achievement of its sustainability goals, it added.
"At Etihad Esco, we remain keen to serve educational institutions as we attach great importance to setting the right examples for the future generation," remarked Ali Al Jassim, the CEO of Etihad Esco after signing the deal with BITS Pilani (Dubai Campus) officials, Director Ranendra N Saha and General Manager Krishna Kumar Singh.
"The implementation of the solar project for BITS Pilani Dubai will not only help us add value to the efforts aimed at generating green energy, but also encourage other universities in the region to contribute to energy savings and become advocates for promotion of renewable energy," he stated.
On the new solar PV system, Saha said BITS Pilani Dubai believed in setting an example for its students by implementing what it preached.
"We are glad to have partnered with Etihad Esco for the installation of solar panels at BITS Pilani Dubai Campus as it will help our students to understand the importance of using and generating clean and renewable energy," said the top official.
"In addition, our move will also contribute to the achievement of the energy saving targets set by the Dubai Government," he added.-TradeArabia News Service