Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has discussed ways to enhance cooperation with Mr. Sharif Al Olama, Under-Secretary for Energy and Petroleum Affairs at the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI), at DEWA’s Head Office.
This is part of a series of mutual visits to enhance cooperation between government organizations in the UAE. The meeting also aimed to learn about DEWA’s best international experiences and practices.
Mr. Al Tayer welcomed Mr. Al Olama, emphasizing the importance of consolidating cooperation and integration between the two sides across the clean and renewable energy and water sectors. This supports the directives of the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, to promote the UAE’s global leadership in all areas.
During the meeting, Mr. Al Tayer highlighted DEWA’s key projects to achieve the vision of wise leadership in providing state-of-the-art infrastructure according to the highest international standards. DEWA’s current capacity has reached 14,617 megawatts (MW) of electricity and 490 Million Imperial Gallons per Day (MIGD) of desalinated water. DEWA is also working to increase the capacity of the transmission and distribution networks.
Mr. Al Tayer also discussed DEWA’s sustainable and clean energy projects to implement 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 Under-Secretary stated that “the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure is keen to join forces with all federal and local government entities to achieve the UAE’s aspirations. Such meetings are key to supporting our energy objectives for the next 50 years, stepping up environmental sustainability and natural resource preservation efforts, driving climate action, and strengthening the UAE’s position as a leading country in environmental protection and carbon footprint reduction.”
“The ministry works relentlessly to develop projects and initiatives that help enhance the sustainability of the energy sector, in line with the UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative, which represents a national drive to decarbonize our sectors and become climate neutral by 2050,” Mr. Al Olama added.