Dubai: Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has welcomed a high-level delegation from the German region of Lusatia. The Geman delegation was led by Mr. Silke Schwabe, Head of Business Area: Foreign Trade and Corporate Development, Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) Cottbus.
The meeting was aimed at consolidating cooperation as well as exchanging experiences, expertise, and global best practices in clean and renewable energy.
The delegation visited the UAE at the initiative of Germany Trade and Investment and the Cottbus Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It included representatives from the German Trade and Investment Authority, the German-Emirati Joint Council for Industry and Commerce, the Cottbus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, MinGenTec (Mining and Generation Technology), as well as green technology companies and organizations from Lusatia.
Mr. Al Tayer emphasized the importance of strengthening strategic cooperation between DEWA and German enterprises in water, renewable, and clean energy.
The DEWA CEO presented DEWA’s key projects, initiatives, and plans to realize the vision of the wise leadership to support a green economy and accelerate the shift to net-zero by increasing the share of solar energy and other clean energy sources, such as hydroelectric power and green hydrogen, in the energy mix.
During the meeting, Mr. Al Tayer reviewed DEWA’s efforts to use all its resources to keep pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution to help make Dubai a sustainable smart city. This supports the UAE Centennial 2071 to make the UAE the world’s leading nation by its centennial in 2071.
The CEO further highlighted the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world, with a planned capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030, as well as the pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant in Hatta, with a planned production capacity of 250 MW.
The German delegation praised the UAE’s leading role in dealing with climate change as well as promoting a sustainable, safe, and healthy environment for future generations.