Initiative supports Abu Dhabi’s Demand Side Management (DSM) and Energy Rationalization Strategy 2030
Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Carrefour, owned by Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE, to expand its Green Corner initiative to include a pilot at Carrefour Al Saqr, located on Airport Road in the heart of the capital.
A dedicated space in Carrefour Al Saqr will promote conscious shopping by guiding visitors towards the most sustainable options in terms of energy consumption, costs, and performance. Products will include refrigerators, washing machines and other home appliances.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Saeed Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, and Christophe Orcet, Head of Commercial and Operations, Carrefour UAE, at the inaugural World Utilities Congress held this week in Abu Dhabi.
“This partnership also signifies the important role that ADDC plays in supporting the Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s demand side management efforts and the UAE’s objective to achieve net zero emissions by 2050,” affirmed Al Suwaidi.
Christophe Orcet, Head of Commercial and Operations of Carrefour UAE for Majid Al Futtaim Retail, said: “With the help of our surrounding community and our partners at Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, we look forward to extending our Green Corner to protect the wider environment beyond our stores,” asserted Orcet.
This initiative falls under the utility company’s comprehensive demand side management programme, Tarsheed, which aims to reduce 20% of Abu Dhabi’s water and electricity consumption by 2030.