As an integrated water and electricity utility company in Abu Dhabi emirate, the Al Ain Distribution Company (AADC) must comply with the regulatory framework governed by the Regulation & Supervision Bureau (RSB). This includes incentives and residential energy efficiency and management targets. Failure to meet these targets or to develop and submit a strategy which would set out how the company intended to achieve these targets would result in AADC incurring a substantial financial penalty. IPA was commissioned to help AADC comply with these requirements and, thereby, avoid the financial penalties.
IPA provided regulatory and consulting support for AADC in three key areas:
IPA also assisted AADC in the development of water and electricity Demand Side Management (DSM) Plans covering the period to 2020. These plans included:
We also provided capacity building and training support to AADC staff to enable them to effectively implement and manage these plans.