New renewable energy project agreed for Dubai

The new 2.5MW photovoltaic power station accelerates national sustainability strategies

Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) has signed an agreement with Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad Esco) to set up a 2.5MW photovoltaic power station as part of its efforts to boost the contribution of clean energy and to cut carbon emissions.

In its first year of operation, the plant is projected to generate 3.79m kWh of clean energy, thereby reducing carbon emissions by 1.37m kg.

Etihad Esco said the agreement was mainly aimed at strengthening bilateral collaboration in the field of renewable energy. It is also very much in line with the national sustainability promotion strategies and further enhances customer experiences.

In mid March 2021, Etihad Esco and Drydocks World inked a lighting upgrade deal and, in mid February 2023, DEWA and ENOC signed a MoU to develop and operate a hydrogen-based mobility pilot project.

DGW remains committed to developing a sustainable and integrated service ecosystem that is supported by collaboration with leading businesses and institutions across a range of industries, said Fahad Ahmed Al Raeesi, the Executive Director of DGW, after signing the deal with Dr Waleed Alnuaimi, the CEO of Etihad Esco.

“The agreement reflects our commitment to collaborate with relevant entities that embrace ambitious national objectives and visions and set the groundwork for a green economy,” he stated.

Etihad Esco will continue to assist Dubai’s goal of being one of the most sustainable cities in the world, as evidenced by the group’s support for the usage of renewable energy in accordance with the Dubai Demand Side Management Strategy 2030.

In early March 2023, it was announced that Big Project Middle East’s 2023 Energy & Sustainability Summit will highlight the region’s key opportunities and challenges in the lead up to COP28.

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