Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sharaf DG, a regional retail group, to promote energy-efficient products at its stores in Abu Dhabi.

The stores will be located in Abu Dhabi Mall, Al Wahda Mall, Dalma Mall and Mushrif Mall, ADCC said in a statement.

Using the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) rating system, ADDC’s “Green Corner” initiative helps customers choose appliances from a dedicated space in participating retail stores.

The products come with energy efficiency labels that include information on appliances’ annual energy consumption rate, providing information on the expected level of savings in their water and electricity consumption.

The initiative falls under the utility company’s comprehensive demand side management program, Tarsheed, which aims to help reduce 20 percent of Abu Dhabi’s water and electricity consumption by 2030.

(Writing by P Deol; Editing by Anoop Menon)