Al Tayer was accompanied by Nasser Lootah, EVP of Generation (Power & Water), Waleed Salman, EVP of Strategy and Business Development, Fatima Mohammed Al Forra Alshamsi, VP-Privatisation and Business Development, and a number of DEWA employees.
Being one of His Highness’ initiaitives with estimated 1,000MW upon completion and a cost of Dhs12bn, this Solar Park falls in line with the vision of His highness aiming to enhance Dubai’s green economy and promote its sustainable future. It also contributes to conserving natuaral resources, preserving the environmwent as well as promoting Dubai’s leading position to achieve the highest criteria of power efficiency and increase the contribution of renewable energy to the overall energy mix.
“Construction works are relentlessly going on to complete this park in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote opportunities of improvement and sustainable development and support Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030. It will also contribute to developing the technology used in generating power by solar energy, reducing carbon footprint in Dubai, and increasing the UAE expertise in the field of solar and renewable energy, raising awareness of climate changes and sustainable energy. It will also facilitate research and development through creating a centre for development and research, which will enhance Dubai’s leading position as a global hub for finance, business and tourism,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
“It is expected that by 2030, Dubai’s electricity requirements will be provided from four sources, namely natural gas providing 71%, nuclear energy and clean coal contirbuting a total of 24%, and solar energy generating 5%,” said Al Tayer.
Seih Al Dahal, 30km away from the Al Ain – Dubai Road intersection of with Al Lussaily (South-East) of Dubai, was selected for setting up the Solar Park which uses photovoltaic technology to produce 13MW.
The first phase of the project is managed by DEWA, and the other future projects will be scheduled to achieve the set objectives of providing 1% of Dubai’s energy by 2020 and 5% by 2030.
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