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EI and partners promote Middle East energy efficiency expertise

Released on 26/02/2018

  • Dubai city energy plan wins new EI award

  • EI and ENOC agree to expand 2018 technical forum to cover energy efficiency 

The development of energy efficiency expertise in the Middle East by the Energy Institute (EI) and its partners has taken two steps forward.

The EI awarded its first Best Energy Management Initiative Award to the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE). Presented at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group Sustainable Business Leadership Awards 2018, DSCE’s winning entry, the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, demonstrated a clear vision and approach to tackling energy efficiency in the city in the coming decades.

The EI and the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) have separately signed an agreement to deliver an energy efficiency event in Dubai in October 2018 with ENOC acting as headline sponsor, further strengthening the EI’s capacity to deliver energy efficiency knowledge, competency and good practice in the Middle East region. The event will form part of an expanded international technical forum on health, safety and environment, following the success of the EI’s first Middle East HSE Forum in Dubai last year. 

ENOC’s Chief Executive Saif Al Falasi was joined on stage at IP Week 2018 in London by Louise Kingham OBE FEI, Chief Executive of the Energy Institute and His Excellency Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy, for the signing.

Louise Kingham commented:

“The Middle East is a vital global energy hub and the EI is committed to strengthening its support of knowledge, skills and good practice in the region.

“I’m delighted that the HSE Forum 2018 will have a clear focus on energy efficiency, which is a vital and often neglected aspect of the energy system.  The forum will provide an opportunity for industry, academia and policy makers to share knowledge on delivering sustainable and safe working practices.

“With this in mind, it’s heartening to see Dubai taking such a clear and decisive approach to incorporating energy efficiency into their strategic vision.”

His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC, said:

“As an integrated oil & gas company, health, safety and environment is an integral part of our organisational culture. Across all our stakeholders, we underline the need to adhere to the best HSE practices and remain committed to the UAE’s vision on safety as outlined in the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda.

“We are honoured to host the second HSE Forum with the Energy Institute as we believe this event is fundamental in creating a safe and reliable future for the energy industry.”


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2. International Petroleum (IP) Week, hosted by the Energy Institute (EI), took place from 20-22 February at the InterContinental London Park Lane. It is a renowned and highly respected event where leaders from the global oil and gas industry share their wealth of knowledge and experience with fellow experts over three days of conferences, seminars, roundtables and social events. 

Over the years, IP Week has established itself as one of the most important events in the global oil and gas calendar, attracting over 1,500 senior executives from all around the world every year. 

IP Week reviews the state of affairs both globally and locally and provides you with a robust platform where decision makers gather to debate, learn, discuss, share knowledge on current issues and helps to shape the future direction of the industry.

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3. More information about the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group Sustainable Business Leadership Awards 2018 can be found at

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