Consul General of Japan commends DEWA’s efforts in enhancing green economy
The UAE attaches great importance to sustainability and the shift towards a green economy, through increasing the use of clean and renewable energy
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), received HE Dr Akima Umezawa, Consul General of Japan in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
Al Tayer welcomed Umezawa and highlighted the importance of enhancing bilateral collaboration and the contribution of Japanese companies in electricity and water projects in Dubai. He discussed ways to share best practices, experiences, and expertise in energy, water, and sustainability, to further develop these areas for mutual benefit.
The UAE attaches great importance to sustainability and the shift towards a green economy, through increasing the use of clean and renewable energy. This is in accordance with 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 total power output from clean energy sources by 2050. To achieve this, DEWA launched several green programmes and initiatives, including Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world using the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. It has a planned production capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030, with investments totalling AED 50 billion. When completed, it will save over 6.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually and will provide thousands of jobs in clean energy and the green economy.
Al Tayer reviewed DEWA’s most prominent projects, initiatives, and programmes in anticipating and shaping the future of energy, through pioneering a futuristic model for utilities in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity and water. Al Tayer said that DEWA has investments of over AED 86 billion over the next five years to meet the growing demand for electricity and water in the Emirate.
The Consul General of Japan commended DEWA’s efforts in enhancing a green economy, and facilitating services provided to Japanese companies in Dubai.