A delegation from the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) will venture to Japan to share the emirate’s experience in developing the energy sector.
Headed by Chairman H.E. Eng. Awaidha Al Marar, the trip will also provide an opportunity to exchange expertise with Japanese energy ministries and organisations.
A particular focus will be placed on sustainability projects, demand-side management programmes and energy efficiency initiatives, according to the DoE.
The department’s representatives will also take part in the International Symposium on Water Supply Technology, held under the theme ‘Water Supply Services and their Future: Reliable, Sustainable and Smart.’
“Abu Dhabi gives the principles and standards of efficient water and energy supply due consideration through developing policies and initiatives that prompt our partners in the sector to achieve tangible progress in line with the Abu Dhabi vision and the UAE Energy Strategy 2050,” said H.E. Awaidha Al Marar.
“As we continue to share our acclaimed practice and explore international experiences in water supply and energy efficiency and sustainability, we find Japan’s expertise in this field impressive.
“We have made tremendous progress over the years, cementing Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s position regionally and globally, and we are always keen to share knowledge and exchange expertise with influential global players, such as Japan, to bring momentum to our countries’ energy transition journey.”
In the aftermath of the oil crisis in the 1970s, Japan has enacted a solid energy efficiency strategy which resulted in sturdy improvements over 40 years.
Successful measures that Japan implemented to improve energy efficiency and rationalise consumption included issuance of energy efficiency laws, offering free energy audits for industrial and commercial premises as well as conducting behavioural change and awareness campaigns.
The visit is enabling the DoE delegation to gain first-hand experience of the demand-side management programmes and energy efficiency strategy frameworks implemented by the Energy Conservation Centre for Japan, in addition to facilitating discussion of energy efficiency policies with the Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
The visit will conclude on 12 July.