The MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, inaugurated a 1MW photovoltaic solar plant at the food processing unit of Emirates Modern Poultry Co. (Al Rawdah) at Al Marmum in Dubai.
The electricity from this plant will power the food processing unit at Emirates Modern Poultry, DEWA stated.
This plant is part of the Shams Dubai initative to encourage building owners to install photovoltaic panels to generate electricity from solar power and connect the systems to DEWA’s grid.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Al Tayer said: “I congratulate Emirates Modern Poultry on this important achievement, which supports our shared vision to protect the environment and reduce the carbon footprint.
He added: "It also supports our close cooperation with the private sector to increase the share of clean energy as part of the Shams Dubai initiative.
"DEWA launched Shams Dubai to support the Smart Dubai initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world.”
The other dignitaries present at the event were Abdalla Sultan Alowais, chairman of Al Rawdah, Abdulla Al Qubaisi, vice chairman of Al Rawdah; Dr Rashid Dafalla, CEO Al Rawdah, Waleed Salman, executive vice president of Business Development & Excellence at DEWA, and Dr Yousef Al Akraf, executive vice president of Business Support & Human Resources at DEWA.