HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), received HE Ludovic Pouille, French Ambassador to the UAE, on a visit to the UAE on assuming his new position. The meeting was attended by HE Majdi Abed, General Consul of Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The meeting was attended by Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development & Excellence at DEWA, and Ahmed Abdulla, Senior Manager of External Communications at DEWA. Al Tayer welcomed the new French Ambassador, and wished him every success in his upcoming diplomatic mission. He stressed DEWA’s desire to strengthen cooperation with all diplomatic and consular missions in the UAE. Al Tayer reviewed the UAE’s pioneering and innovative initiatives to achieve the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who launched the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to generate 7% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2020, 25% by 2030 and 75% by 2050. Al Tayer also talked about His Highness’s directives, which constitute a roadmap for DEWA’s ambitious initiatives and development projects, promote sustainability, create a community of happiness, and meet the aspirations of Dubai’s citizens and residents. This contributes to achieving DEWA’s vision of becoming a sustainable innovative world-class utility. The two parties highlighted the importance of cooperation between DEWA and French energy institutions and companies. They confirmed that the relations between them have resulted in fruitful cooperation in several areas. In addition, it was agreed to organise a meeting to bring together French energy companies with DEWA, to strengthen bilateral relations. The delegation commended DEWA’s efforts to establish Dubai as a hub for green economy, and promote its leadership in various fields of energy. The delegation expressed its interest in participating in DEWA’s projects, and sharing best practices and experiences in clean energy to promote sustainable development in Dubai.