Middle East, Strategic Development

DEWA and ENGIE to partner on renewables best practice

DEWA and ENGIE to partner on renewables best practice

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and France’s ENGIE Group have agreed to share best practices in the clean energy and environmental sustainability.

At a meeting of high-level representatives from both companies, DEWA chief executive Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer and ENGIE chairman Jean-Pierre Clamadieu discussed ways to enhance cooperation and the mutual exchange of best international experiences.

Both Clamadieu and Al Tayer presented their latest energy-generation solutions and technologies and discussed key projects.

Currently, DEWA’s installed capacity is 11,400 MW of electricity and 470 MIGD of desalinated water per day. Al Tayer noted however, that DEWA has work to do to achieve the objectives of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, to secure its energy supply by diversifying the energy mix to provide 75 per cent of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2050.

DEWA has launched several projects and initiatives to achieve this objective, including the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar plant in the world, which will have a capacity of 5000 MW by 2030 – 4000 MW from photovoltaic panels and 1000 MW from concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies.