Dubai – MENA Herald: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is participating as the Efficiency Sponsor of the World Future Energy Summit 2016 (WFES), held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, from 18–21 January 2016. DEWA has a big stand in Hall 6, number 5120 at The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
DEWA’s stand features the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and a number of organisations and companies under DEWA and the council, including Etihad ESCO, Mai Dubai, Empower, the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, and the UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia). The stand also features a number of DEWA’s smart initiatives including Shams Dubai, and Green Charger. DEWA will promote the first Dubai Solar Show, which will be held in conjunction with the 18th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2016), organised under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of DEWA, from 4—6 October 2016 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The first Dubai Solar Show is set to attract exhibitors from around the world.
“All initiatives and exhibitions organised in Abu Dhabi and Dubai support the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who are providing unlimited support to the sustainable development of the UAE. We are pleased to participate in the World Future Energy Summit held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The Summit has become a global platform to attract government leaders, experts, decision-makers, and investors to discuss significant developments in clean and sustainable energy, and come up with applicable solutions that ensure continuous development and innovation in the sustainable energy sector,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“The UAE, under the directives of our wise leadership, has taken an early start to bid farewell to the last drop of oil. At DEWA, we encourage research and development in solar energy, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to enhance energy security and sustainability. Dubai Solar Show will be a key platform for the public and private sectors to make deals, build partnerships, review the latest solar-energy technologies, learn about current and future projects in the region and market needs, and explore opportunities to take part in solar-energy projects and programmes. Organising the show in conjunction with WETEX and the World Green Economy Summit is a chance to reach thousands of exhibitors, participants, officials, and decision makers in the UAE, the Arabian Gulf, and the Middle East as a whole. Participants and visitors can avail of the busy agendas of the two events which feature conferences, workshops, and specialised activities. They can also meet experts and specialists from around the world to discuss developing solar energy and expanding its adoption in the region to achieve the sustainable development and ensure a sustainable future for us, and for generations to come,” added Al Tayer.
At WFES, DEWA will showcase the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is the largest single-site solar energy project in the world, based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. The solar park will produce 1,000 MW by 2020 and 5,000MW by 2030 with a total investment of AED 50 billion. It will help achieve a reduction of approximately 6.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually.