Etihad ESCO Retrofit Project for DEWA

DEWA is proud to lead by example by implementing energy efficiency through the innovative energy performance contracting model which is new for the region and the partnership with Etihad ESCO will further drive public-private partnerships that support the vision of making Dubai a leading example of energy efficiency for the region and the world.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and MD of DEWA


The challenge

Etihad ESCO is a DEWA venture that was established in 2013 to make Dubai built environment a leading example of energy efficiency for the region and the world. As a Super ESCO (Energy Service Company), it enables the energy performance contracting market in Dubai by developing energy efficiency projects targeting more than 30,000 buildings. This tender for an Energy Savings Performance Contract launched by Etihad ESCO aimed at selecting a private partner to deliver guaranteed energy savings for seven DEWA buildings through an energy retrofit program with a maximum payback of six years.

Enova’s solution

Building Energy Efficiency Services (BEES Performance)

Under this comprehensive results-based contract, we first audited the facilities, identifying energy conservation measures, then implemented them and now operate, maintain the MEP equipment, providing DEWA with detailed reporting from our Energy Saving Center on the energy efficiency of the infrastructure. Enova shows the strongest commitment towards results, guaranteeing 31% of Energy Savings per year.

We undertook audits of each of the seven buildings, completed condition and thermography surveys and then launched a metering campaign enabling Energy Conservation Measures. Enova then engaged the operational phase scheduling O&M.


The benefits

  • 31% of energy savings per year
  • Over 2 Million AED saved per year

Enova manageDEWA’s facilities and energy affecting directly the business’s bottom-line. This transfers DEWA’s risk and exposure to unplanned financial costs and enables the organization to focus on its core business.

Through the BEES Performance contract, Enova provides accurate information highlighting a wide range of outcomes that can be measured. This realistic approach of Facilities & Energy Management translates as:

  • Improved profitability
  • Increased competitiveness
  • Reduced risk profile
  • Greater sustainability of services & assets
  • Enhanced “green” performance

DEWA does not only benefit from being positioned as a leader in delivering low carbon footprint infrastructures but can also communicate on financial, environmental and social KPIs placing them in line with the UAE’s Energy Efficiency Strategy.

Enova Case Study - DEWA (927.51 KB)


savings per year

2 Million AED

saved per year