Sharjah’s SEWA unites with EWEC to enhance energy infrastructure

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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SEWA-EWEC Partnership
Officials during the meeting | Courtesy: WAM

Sharjah’s Electricity, Water, and Gas Authority (SEWA) has joined forces with the Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) in order to improve energy infrastructure and boost electricity production efficiency.

According to the statement, they will also implement low-carbon reverse osmosis water desalination plants to support the clean energy strategy and achieve the country’s climate neutrality vision by 2050.

In a meeting at the Authority’s headquarters, Mr. Saeed Sultan Al Suwaidi, Chairman of SEWA, and Mr. Abdullah Abdulrahman Mohammed Obaid Al Shamsi, Director-General of SEWA, welcomed Mr. Osman Juma Al Ali, CEO of the EWEC.

Mr. Al Suwaidi emphasized that the Authority’s strategy focuses on continued collaboration with strategic partners to offer exceptional services, meet the increasing energy and water demand, and balance demand and sustainability goals. He praised the ongoing cooperation of the EWEC with the Authority.

Under the guidance of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the Authority is committed to cooperating with various entities and using advanced technologies to support the UAE’s Energy Strategy 2050.

“This involves improving energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions, minimizing the environmental impact, and promoting optimal energy consumption through specialized research and studies. The Authority will also continue developing energy infrastructure projects across Sharjah,” as per the statement.

Recently, SEWA completed the electricity connection of 1,916 projects in Sharjah during the first half of 2023, after ticking all procedures and requirements boxes to ensure the safety and security of the connections.

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