Dubai: Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received a delegation from Dubai Airports led by Mr. Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports to discuss expanding bilateral collaboration in line with the strategic partnership between the two sides.
The meeting aimed to discuss ways to accomplish shared objectives and support governmental directives. The discussion also covered the most recent advancements in the project being worked on by DEWA subsidiary Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO). In order to maximise energy efficiency, the project proposes to remodel a number of buildings at Dubai Airports.
Mr. Al Tayer stated that DEWA is keen on enhancing cooperation with public and commercial organisations that share its ambition to improve environmental sustainability and reach net-zero emissions in accordance with the directions of wise leadership to build a green economy in the UAE.
For incorporating sustainability into all of its activities, the CEO praised Dubai Airports. Mr. Al Tayer described how DEWA founded Etihad ESCO, an energy services company, to improve energy efficiency in Dubai. In Dubai, the business has modified almost 8,000 old structures.
Mr. Al Tayer also emphasised DEWA’s sustainability and clean, renewable energy initiatives in keeping with Dubai’s long-term goals of obtaining net-zero carbon emissions and obtaining all of its power from clean sources by the year 2050. The Mr. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world and constructed using the Independent Power Producer model, is DEWA’s main undertaking in this area.
The Dubai Airport’s Terminal 2 now has a solar power system thanks to Etihad ESCO. The system in question is the biggest of its kind inside a regional international airport.