Thursday 09 february 2023 - 7:02:47 am

DEWA receives bipartisan staff delegation from US House of Representatives, Senate

DUBAI, 17th October, 2022 (WAM) -- Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), received a delegation led by Reed Blakemore, Acting Director of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Centre.

The delegation included bipartisan staff representing the US Senate Committees on Energy and Natural Resources, Foreign Affairs, Appropriations, Environmental and Public Works, as well as the US House Committees on Energy and Commerce, Foreign Affairs, Ways and Means, Science, Space and Technology, Select Climate and Appropriations and personal office staff of those relevant committees.

Al Tayer discussed DEWA’s projects and initiatives that are guided by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

The visit aimed to learn about the pioneering experience of DEWA in providing advanced and integrated infrastructure for electricity and water according to the highest standards of reliability, availability, and efficiency to meet the increasing demand and keep pace with the needs of sustainable development. The meeting also discussed bilateral cooperation and learnt about the ambitious initiatives and innovative development projects by DEWA, to help achieve the vision of the wise leadership in the areas related to water and renewable and clean energy.

The meeting was attended by Waleed bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA; Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human Resources at DEWA; and Marwan Bin Haidar, Executive Vice President of Innovation and The Future at DEWA.

Al Tayer welcomed the American delegation, explaining DEWA’s work, development and continuous progress in its services. He highlighted DEWA’s major development projects and strategic initiatives that support the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100 percent of the total power production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. These projects include the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, and the Green Hydrogen project that DEWA implemented at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai.

He also talked about DEWA’s Space-D programme that aims to improve the operations, maintenance and planning of its networks with the support of nano-satellite technology. The programme also aims to train Emirati professionals to use space technologies to enhance its electricity and water networks.

The visiting American delegation expressed interest in participating in DEWA’s projects, especially those related to clean energy. They were also keen on exchanging experiences, information, technologies and best international practices.

Khoder Nashar