Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Talisen International to jointly develop a Measurement and Verification (M&V) Centre.

The collaborative agreement was signed by Ali Al Jassim, CEO of Etihad ESCO and Mohan Menon, managing director of Talisen International in the presence of officials from both parties.

As per the MoU, the M&V Centre will be a dedicated measurement and verification hub aimed at delivering data centric, enterprise energy monitoring and management services.

Al Jassim, CEO of Etihad ESCO, said: “At Etihad ESCO, customers are at the core of our operations. As such, the establishment of the M&V Centre is a reflection of our commitment to utilise the most advanced and innovative technologies to ensure we deliver value to our customers.

"While the M&V Centre is an essential expansion of Etihad ESCO’s services, it will also enable us to utilise the latest Internet enabled technology to closely monitor the performance of all client assets under its scope.”

George Brill, CEO, Talisen Talisen International, said: “Talisen hopes to be able to leverage its experience with managing energy and performance data for very large building portfolios in the US. We are very excited to be able to be a part of such a large and innovative project in the Middle East.”

Etihad ESCO is planning to partner with Talisen International to leverage their Enterprise Sustainability Platform (ESP), which will be the core of the data services. This platform has been used to manage building portfolio data for entire cities, states and hospital networks in the US. 

Al Jassim remarked: "The ESP platform and M&V Centre will provide an ‘arena’ where all stakeholders can come together to work out the best possible savings for each project. This will drive us closer to our goals of sustainable living, and will help us support UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Energy Strategy 2050.”