Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has collaborated with French electric utilities firm Engie to explore partnership opportunities in the fields of renewable and clean energy, and environmental sustainability, with the companies planning to share knowledge and best practices in the sectors.
According to the UAE's state-held news agency, Wam, the collaboration was discussed during a meeting where managing director and chief executive officer of Dewa, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, met with chairman of Engie Group, Jean-Pierre Clamadieu.
During the meeting, Al Tayer shared details of Dewa’s key projects and plans to meet the growing demand for electricity and water in Dubai.
Dewa has an installed capacity of 11,400MW of electricity and 470 million imperial gallons of desalinated water per day.
Al Tayer said that Dewa had launched several projects to achieve the goals of Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims at diversifying the UAE’s energy mix and generating 75% of Dubai’s total power output through clean energy by 2050.
Dewa’s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is the largest single site solar park in the world with a capacity of 5GW by 2030, is being built with an investment of $13.6bn (AED50bn).
Meanwhile, the Engie delegation showcased its energy-generation systems and technologies and expressed its interest in working alongside Dewa on the authority's projects in Dubai.