Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), received a high-level delegation headed by Piyush Goyal, the Indian Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines.
Al Tayer met the delegation during DEWA’s participation at the World Future Energy Summit 2017 (WFES), in Abu Dhabi. Al Tayer welcomed Goyal and the visiting delegation, noting the importance of enhancing cooperation with Indian companies in the energy sector.
Al Tayer discussed the UAE’s diversification of energy, and DEWA’s strategic clean and renewable energy projects to support the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050.
The strategy launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, shapes the future of energy over the next 30 years, achieving a balance between sustainable development and preserving the environment.
Al Tayer outlined DEWA’s work to support the UAE Vision 2021 to transform the UAE into one of the best and most sustainable countries in the world by 2021 by launching pioneering clean and renewable energy, and water desalination projects.
Al Tayer highlighted the latest developments of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is the largest single-site solar energy project in the world, based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model.
The solar park will produce 5,000MW by 2030 with a total investment of Dh50 billion. It will reduce 6.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually.
Al Tayer also showed the guests a model of DEWA’s new head office, which will be located in the Cultural Village, in the Al Jadaf area of Dubai. DEWA’s new headquarters is called ‘Al Sheraa’ (Arabic for sail), and is set to be the tallest, largest and smartest Net Zero Energy government building in the world.
Goyal commended DEWA on its development of electricity and water in Dubai and the UAE, and expressed admiration for DEWA’s services that have placed it at a leading position globally.
He urged for further collaboration between the UAE and India in renewable and clean energy projects, building on the strategic relationship between both countries.