DEWA discusses cooperation with Canadian companies on clean energy projects
- September 11, 2019
- Posted by: Lyn Wilson
- Category: Corporate, Environmental, Investment and Finance, Middle East, North America
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA) welcomed a high-level Canadian delegation that included HE Marcy Grossman Canada’s Consul General for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, and Gabriel Jabbour, Trade Commissioner at the Consulate General of Canada in Dubai.
DEWA frequently carries out meetings to make sure that there is cooperation and collaboration with diplomatic and consular missions in the UAE. This, one of a series of meetings by DEWA, was also attended by Dr Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human Resources at DEWA.
Al Tayer discussed DEWA’s strategy for the energy sector and emphasized the organization’s interest in cooperation and unity in working with Canadian companies. In line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, the strategy is to make Dubai a city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world, and a global hub for clean energy and green economy by increasing dependence on renewable and clean energy sources.
A total of AED 50 billion has been invested in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world and is an example of one of several leading initiatives and projects launched by DEWA. The project is based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model and will have a production capacity of 5,000 megawatts (MW) by 2030.
Al Tayer emphasized that the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 aims to diversify the energy mix to cover 75% of Dubai’s total clean energy production by 2050. He also expressed his enthusiasm in developing cooperation with Canadian institutions and companies, particularly with regard to the sustainability, renewable,and clean energy sectors.
Highlighting DEWA’s achievements in the areas of renewable and clean energy, HE Marcy Grossman expressed the interest of Canadian companies and institutions in participating in DEWA’s projects to promote sustainable development in Dubai.