DEWA & Emerson discuss bilateral cooperation in clean energy initiatives

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received a high-level delegation from Emerson, a global leader in technology, software, and engineering, to discuss cooperation.

The visiting delegation was welcomed by Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, which included Mr. Michael Train, Chief Sustainability Officer, Emerson, Mr. Vidya Ramnath, President of Emerson Middle East and Africa, and Ms. Widad Haddad, Vice President UAE and Oman, Emerson. 

The meeting, which was held at DEWA’s headquarters, was also attended by Mr. Waleed Bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence, and Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human Resources at DEWA.

The meeting discussed cooperation between DEWA and Emerson at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the Hassyan Power Complex, and the Jebel Ali Power Plant and Water Desalination Complex. The two sides also reviewed their efforts in advancing sustainability and consolidating the foundations for environmental, social, and corporate governance. This supports the transition to a green economy through efforts to reduce the carbon footprint and limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Mr. Al Tayer emphasized DEWA’s keenness to cooperate with leading international companies to provide a state-of-the-art infrastructure according to the highest international standards. This supports the sustainable development goals and enhances Dubai’s position as a pioneering global model in providing electricity and water services according to the highest efficiency, reliability, availability, and quality standards.

Mr. Al Tayer also highlighted DEWA’s key projects to enhance sustainability and energy efficiency and increase the share of renewable and clean energy in Dubai’s energy mix, in line with the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100 percent of Dubai’s total power production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. 

The production capacity of clean energy in Dubai has reached 2,027 MW using photovoltaic technologies and concentrated solar power at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world. Clean energy makes up about 14 percent of the total energy production capacity in Dubai.

Since its launch, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park has received wide interest from international developers. This reflects the confidence of global investors in the projects implemented by DEWA in collaboration with the private sector.

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