On World Energy Day, the United Arab Emirates is one of the leading contributors to sustainable development.

Dubai, October 21, 2021 (WAM) – World Energy Day, October 22, is a well-established initiative by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Governor of Dubai during the World Energy Forum in Dubai. 2012.

The Dubai Declaration of Power was approved by representatives of 54 countries and representatives of the United Nations (UN), the Arab League and the African Union Commission. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s vision for the future plays a fundamental role in cooperation between local and international public and private organizations.

World Energy Day underscores the importance of renewable energy as a key pillar and strategic priority for the United Arab Emirates to reduce the negative effects of climate change and global warming. Strengthens UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030. The United Arab Emirates has taken early steps to say goodbye to the last barrel of oil, balance development and maintain a healthy and clean environment.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been named one of the top ten players in the region in terms of energy efficiency. This is supported by wealth diversity, strong infrastructure and clean energy management to create a green economy.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has won the top 10 in the field of energy in general, especially in the field of clean energy, after agreeing to be ranked among the top 10 countries in the world by 18 sector-specific indicators by 2020. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), represented by the Dubai Electric and Water Authority (DEWA), has maintained its position in the world for the third year in a row, with the World Bank’s 2020 Business Report 100% of all “electricity” indicators.

“We now have a clear strategy and objective to increase the use of clean and renewable energy,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman of the Emirates Airline Group. energy mix of Dubai. According to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vision is to promote sustainable development. By increasing efficiency and conservation programs, water demand is 30 percent by 2030, while the second energy mix, especially in the clean energy sector, is improving energy supply and reducing energy and water network losses.

“World Energy Day is one of the contributions of the United Arab Emirates to sustainable development. It is an opportunity to prioritize the development of national energy policies that support sustainable development to meet current and future challenges in the energy sector. And encourage responsible and rational use to protect the environment, reduce carbon emissions and protect our precious natural resources;

In a statement on World Energy Day, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail bin Mohammed al-Mazuroi said: This will ensure the sustainability, diversity and security of energy for decades to come. Growth.

“We are guided by the vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to adopt Dubai as a model of clean energy and green economy,” said Saeed Mohammed al-Tayyir, chief executive of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DWA). Fourth, industrial revolution technologies and disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), energy storage, blockchain, IoT, and others. DEWA is committed to creating active solutions for the next 50 years. Dubai’s clean energy strategy is to achieve 2050, which is to provide 75 percent of Dubai’s total energy capacity from clean energy sources, and Dubai’s clean energy capacity has reached 9 percent more than planned by 2020. For 2020. One of our major projects to achieve this is the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest one-of-a-kind solar park in the world with a capacity of 5,000. By 2030 MW. Solar power in the solar park will be 1,310 megawatts using solar photovoltaic panels and by 13.1 percent of the total production capacity by several stages by next year Q1. “

“We also have a green hydrogen production project using solar energy, using Hata hydroelectric power generation and wind power projects. DEWA’s installed electricity has reached 13,200MW and 490 MIGD. By 2020, it has saved 2.6 teWht electricity and 8.5 billion gallons of water, saving 1.5 billion AEDs and reducing 1.136 million tons of carbon emissions.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority (SEWA), Saeed Al-Suwaydi, emphasized that the general leadership and Sharjah Emirates have a special vision for the energy sector in particular.

SEWA said in a SEWA 2030 roadmap that it is working to implement the vision and direction of HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, a member of the General Assembly and Sharjah Administrator, to meet the growing demand for electricity in Sharjah. The project aims to increase the power generation capacity of Sharjah to 4,600 megawatts by implementing two projects to expand power plants in Hamria and Al Laya.

The 1,800MW Hamriyah Independent Power Plant (IPP) is the first self-contained combined power plant in Sharjah and the most efficient power plant in the Middle East. It consists of three combined bicycle blocks, the first unit will be operational from April 2021 and is expected to be fully operational by May 2023. On the other hand, there are two gas turbines with a capacity of 345MW each. , And two heat recovery heaters and a steam turbine at 336 MW. The total efficiency of the project is 1026 MW. The first gas turbine work will begin in November 2021, and the project will be completed in July 2022.

Upon completion, the project will replace 17 old power plants with a total capacity of 900 megawatts.

Ahmed al-Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Energy Council, said: And advanced technologies to enhance sustainability and energy efficiency.


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