India, UAE MoU on Energy Efficiency Services approved

The ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding is expected to boost bilateral relations between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Created On: Mar 7, 2017 11:15 ISTModified On: Mar 7, 2017 19:15 IST

cabinet India UAE energy efficiencyThe Union Cabinet gave its ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the field of energy efficiency services.

The approval was given at a meeting of the Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 6 March 2017 in New Delhi.

Highlights of the India-UAE MoU

• The MoU paves the way for collaboration between the National Productivity Council (NPC)  and Al Etihad Energy Services UAE in the field of energy management and conservation.

• Under the MoU, the NPC will provide the following services.

1. Energy assessment services

2. Training and certification of energy auditors

3. Demand side management

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• Meanwhile, Al Etihad ES will provide the following services to all the relevant projects on a case by case basis.

i) Customer support to UAE government and privately owned organizations in the United Arab Emirates

ii) All local support for field auditing professionals in the UAE

iii)All local support for training and certification of energy auditors in UAE

iv) All support related to demand side management of industries based in UAE

• The MoU will enable NPC avail high value opportunities such as energy building and develop institutional mechanism in the field of energy efficiency in Dubai and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries.

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• It will provide recognition and exposure to further build NPC's capacities and competencies in rapidly changing international business scenario.

• The MoU will be a precedent for engagements with other international collaboration partners and will enhance NPC's visibility in the field of energy efficiency.

About National Productivity Council (NPC)

• NPC is a national level organization to promote productivity culture in India.

• Established by the Ministry of Industry in 1958, it is an autonomous, multipartite, non-profit organization with equal representation from employers’ and workers’ organizations and the government.

• NPC is a constituent of the Tokyo-based Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental body, of which India is a founder member.

About National Productivity Council (NPC)

• NPC is a national level organization to promote productivity culture in India.

• Established by the Ministry of Industry in 1958, it is an autonomous, multipartite, non-profit organization with equal representation from employers’ and workers’ organizations and the government.

• NPC is a constituent of the Tokyo-based Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental body, of which India is a founder member.

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