UAE's DEWA receives team from Uzbek ministry at MBR Solar Park
Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Innovative Development was briefed on Dubai’s experience in developing renewable, clean energy sector
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) received a team from Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Innovative Development at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (MBR Solar Park), which is being built with an investment of $13.6bn (AED50bn).
During their visit the ministerial team was briefed about Dubai’s experience in developing the renewable and clean energy sector, reducing the consumption of natural resources, and finding alternative solutions to traditional energy sources.
Headed by deputy minister of innovative development, Olimjon Tuychiev, the Uzbek delegation was received by vice president of clean energy and diversification at DEWA, Jamal Shaheen Al Hammadi, and chief executive officer of Shuaa Energy 1, Faisal Riyadh Albirdisi.
Speaking about the UAE’s move towards diversifying energy sources, managing director and CEO of DEWA, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, said: "The Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 was launched to provide 75 percent of Dubai's total power output from clean energy by 2050 and to make Dubai the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world."
Al Tayer said that MBR Solar Park, which is the largest single-site solar park in the world with a capacity of 5GW by 2030, is “the most important clean energy project”.
He added: “When completed, it will reduce approximately 6.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually and provide thousands of jobs in clean energy and the green economy."