Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is participating in the 12th World Future Energy Summit (WFES) as its Efficiency Partner. WFES, which is one of the key events of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, is organised by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) from 14-17 January 2019 in Abu Dhabi.
DEWA’s participation in WFES 2019 is in line with its strategy to support local and global efforts to increase the share of renewable and clean energy as well as its efforts to anticipate the future of energy and exchange experiences and best practices in this sector.
At WFES, DEWA will show its latest innovative projects and initiatives at its stand number 5130 in Hall 5 (Energy Hall) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
“We are pleased to once again sponsor the World Future Energy Summit as Efficiency Partner to share our experiences and expertise, and highlight our innovative initiatives and efforts to develop disruptive technologies in renewable and clean energy,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“This is to keep up with the Fourth Industrial Revolution and promote research and development to develop innovative and sustainable solutions and unify efforts to address the challenges facing the energy sector.”
Al Tayer noted that WFES is a global platform that brings together experts and specialists to share expertise and best practices and explore the growing investment opportunities in the Middle East, which is one of the world's most promising renewable energy markets.
WFES also highlights the UAE’s leading role in the transition to the energy of the future.
He emphasised that DEWA’s sponsorship of WFES is in line with its efforts to invest in renewable energy through major initiatives and projects that support the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to produce 75% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy sources, and make Dubai the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050.
At WFES 2019, DEWA will highlight a number of its key projects and initiatives in clean and renewable energy. These include the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is the largest single-site solar park in the world. It will produce 5,000 megawatts (MW) by 2030 with investments up to AED 50 billion.
DEWA will also highlight its Shams Dubai initiative to connect solar panels on buildings to DEWA’s grid; and the Green Charger initiative to build the infrastructure and electric vehicle charging stations. DEWA’s stand will also feature a model of its new headquarters named Al-Sheraa, which will be the tallest, largest, and smartest government net zero-energy building in the world. DEWA will also display a model of the smart grid station.
DEWA’s stand will also host the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy; the UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia) under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives; and some of DEWA’s companies including the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon); MORO data hub that offers data centre services and business solutions for public and private companies in the UAE and the region; Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower); innogy International Middle East; Mai Dubai; and Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO).