The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is the first government organisation to incorporate sustainability into its strategic plan in order to achieve long-term sustainability goals as well as the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The organisation aspires to realise a vision of wise leadership, to provide long-term answers to the difficulties it faces, and to create a more sustainable environment.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is one of DEWA’s primary initiatives for achieving its sustainability objectives.
The Solar Park, which will have a capacity of 5,000MW by 2030, is the world’s largest single solar site park adopting the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. This will result in a reduction of over 6.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year.
The project also supports Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to supply clean energy sources for 75 per cent of Dubai’s total power capacity by 2050.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA stated “Our strategies and plans are guided by the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to build a more sustainable environment and find long-term solutions to challenges”.