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DEWA signs MoU with Électricité de France

by Jumana Abdel-Razzaq on Jan 18, 2017


DEWA HQ in Dubai, UAE.
DEWA HQ in Dubai, UAE.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the French electricity company Électricité de France.

The deal was signed in an effort to increase cooperation between the two companies in the drive for greater sustainable development in the region and abroad.

The MoU was signed at DEWA’s stand at the World Future Energy Summit 2017 (WFES) in the presence of HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and Antoine Cahuzac, Senior Executive Vice President of Renewable Energies at EDF, and was witnessed by HE Michel Miraillet, Ambassador of France to the UAE.

Al Tayer said: “We strive to enhance cooperation in R&D, and exchange expertise in areas of mutual interest. This will contribute to innovating analytical methodologies, and improving tools to develop innovative solutions to increase energy efficiency and further promote renewable energy use.

“This in turn, will contribute to achieving the sustainable development and the protection of natural resources for generations to come.”

Al Tayer also added that the deal will help in promoting the shift towards renewable energy to support the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which the Supreme Council of Energy announced the implementation plan earlier this week in an effort to diversify Dubai's energy mix.

The two companies will focus on major R&D topics, promoting smart grid development, and renewable resources integration to ultimately reduce carbon emissions in Dubai for a more sustainable future.
 



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