Tom Oxtoby, MEP Middle East
Abu Dhabi Government has become the first administration in the Middle East to set up a complete integrated regulations system for district cooling.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) made the announcement after the policy was rubberstamped by the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
Regulations aim to unify standards, integrate efforts to regulate the sector, ensure the highest quality and competitiveness for energy services, and protect consumer rights.
The framework includes clauses to enhance energy efficiency, protect the environment, and encourage investments in the sector.
DoE Chairman, His Excellency Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, said: “The Government of Abu Dhabi has clear strategic vision and directives to improve efficiency in the energy sector and promote more sustainable systems and infrastructure.