HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), welcomed a high-level delegation from ENGIE Group led by Gérard Mestrallet, the Honorary Chairman of ENGIE Group and Co-Chairman of the Carbon Pricing Coalition, a climate initiative resulting from COP21. This is part of DEWA’s drive to forge strong ties with major global companies to exchange knowledge and share best practices in the energy sector.
The meeting was attended by Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA, and Dr Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human Resources at DEWA.
Al Tayer welcomed the delegation and discussed means to enhance cooperation and the mutual exchange of best international experiences and expertise in renewable, clean energy and environmental sustainability.
He presented DEWA’s most prominent development projects and strategic initiatives to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to provide 75% of Dubai’s energy from clean sources by 2050.
Al Tayer briefed the delegation on DEWA’s efforts to establish the infrastructure for electricity and water services in Dubai, according to the highest standards and best global practices, where its strategic priorities are energy supply security and positioning Dubai as a global role model of energy efficiency and reliability, green economy, and sustainability.
Al Tayer noted that to achieve these goals, DEWA has launched many green programmes and initiatives. These include the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park which will become the largest single-site solar park in the world based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, with a total planned capacity of 5,000 megawatts (MW) by 2030 at a total investment of AED 50 billion.
Gérard Mestrallet and the ENGIE delegation presented their latest energy-generation solutions and technologies to develop smart and sustainable solutions that support a low-carbon economy. The delegation also expressed their intent to participate in DEWA projects to achieve the sustainable development of Dubai.
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