Dubai solar park hosts MBA students from US
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park hosts MBA students from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, US.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) recently organised a field visit for MBA students from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, US.
The trip consisted of a visit to the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, where the students were introduced to a number of initiatives and programmes on sustainability development.
Commenting on the field visit, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, shared: “DEWA has faith in the next generation and is committed to supporting students in the energy sector and inform them about Dubai’s energy projects and the latest technologies we use.”
As part of the tour of the solar park, DEWA’s team highlighted three of its smarts initiatives. The first was Shams Dubai, an initiative focused on connecting solar energy to buildings, encouraging the use of renewable energy amongst building owners. The second comprised of the implementation of smart applications, such as smart meters and grids.
Lastly, the third initiative focuses on the creation of charging stations for electric vehicles, as well as its related infrastructure. In February, DEWA launched its first charging stations at its head office. This marked the first step in an initial phase that will see the construction of 16 stations across the Emirate.
“The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is one of the key strategic renewable energy projects in the world. It is based on the independent power producer (IPP) model, with a planned total capacity of 1,000MW by 2019 and 3,000MW by 2030,” added Al Tayer.