Delegates from Dubai and Italy meet to discuss green energy initiatives

Apr 16, 2019
Posted by Patrick Haddad

The head of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer and the Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi De Mayo have met along with other government representatives to discuss green energy initiatives and future cooperation in the fields of energy and water.

During the meeting, they discussed strengthening cooperation frameworks and activating the contribution of Italian companies in the water and energy projects in Dubai and the UAE, as well as the strategic cooperation between the Authority and Italian institutions in the fields of water and energy sectors, especially in the sectors of production, transport and distribution, renewable energy, And automation.

HE Al Tayer confirmed that the Authority currently has a production capacity of 11,100 MW of electricity and 470 million gallons of water per day. The Authority works to achieve the objectives of the Dubai Clean Energy 2050, which was announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Chairman of the Board. Which aims to provide 75% of Dubai’s energy from clean energy sources by 2050.

To this end, the Authority has launched several green programs and initiatives, including the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Complex, the largest strategic project to generate Renewable energy in one location in the world M, with an independent product system, with a production capacity of 5,000 megawatts by 2030, with a total investment of AED 50 billion. When completed, the complex will contribute to reducing more than 6.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually and providing thousands of jobs in clean energy and the green economy.

He added that the Authority has adopted the Independent Product Model (IPP) to promote public-private partnerships. Through this model, it has received the lowest international prices, noting that the Energy and Energy Demand Management Strategy, which aims to reduce the demand for electricity and water by 30% by 2030, is being implemented through the Union for Energy Services “To rehabilitate more than 30 thousand existing buildings in the Emirate of Dubai to ensure energy efficiency.

The talks between the two sides focused on enhancing Italian participation during the 21st edition of the Water, Energy and Environment Technology Fair (WETEX 2019), which will be held under the umbrella of the sixth session of the Green Week, in addition to the participation of Italian universities in the international competition of universities to design homes based on solar energy.

Source: Government of Dubai Media Office

Photo (for illustrative purposes): Ivanpah Solar Power Facility, California / Jllm06 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0


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