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Power and water projects in Dubai to generate savings of $19bn

Electricity and water generation projects in Dubai will improve efficiency and generate cumulative savings of up to $19bn (AED70bn), reducing carbon emissions by 235 million tonnes by 2030

Saeed Mohammed Ahmed Al Tayer, the managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA.
Saeed Mohammed Ahmed Al Tayer, the managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA.

Electricity and water generation projects in Dubai will improve efficiency and generate cumulative savings of up to $19bn (AED70bn) and reduce carbon emissions by 235 million tonnes by 2030, according to Saeed Mohammed Ahmed Al Tayer, the managing director and chief executive officer of Dubai Electricity And Water Authority.

Al Tayer said the emirate's strategy to reduce carbon emissions seeks to scale down emissions by 16% by the year 2021, noting that "100% of the emirate's desalinated water will be produced by a mix of clean energy that uses both renewable energy and waste heat.

"This will allow Dubai to exceed global targets for using clean energy to desalinate water. So, DEWA will be able to produce 750 million gallons of desalinated water per day by 2030, compared to our current capacity of 470 million gallons per day."

According to WAM, Al Tayer made his statements at the 4th edition of the Dubai International Project Management Forum, organised by the Road and Transport Authority, Dubai.

Al Tayer added: "To implement the directives of our wise leadership, who have put innovation and preparing for the future, and sustainability as key strategic priorities, and to support the UAE Vision 2021, and the objectives of the Dubai Plan 2021, Dubai has, over the past few years, advanced its regional and global position, by launching pioneering projects, initiatives, and action plans in clean energy.

"It has also devised innovative and efficient methods and techniques to enhance energy efficiency, and rationalise the consumption of natural resources. This supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, launched by the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to transform the Emirate into a global centre for clean energy and green economy and increase clean energy’s share in Dubai’s total power output to 7% by 2020, 25% by 2030, and 75% by 2050." 

 

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