Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), received a high-level Canadian delegation that included HE Marcy Grossman Canada's Consul General for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, and Gabriel Jabbour, Trade Commissioner at the Consulate General of Canada in Dubai.
This is one of a series of meetings that DEWA regularly undertakes to ensure cooperation and collaboration with all diplomatic and consular missions in the UAE. The meeting was attended by Dr Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human Resources at DEWA.
Al Tayer welcomed the visiting delegation, stressing DEWA’s keenness to consolidate cooperation and joint work with Canadian companies, especially in the fields of renewable and clean energy. Al Tayer discussed DEWA’s strategy for the energy sector in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world, and a global hub for clean energy and green economy by enhancing reliance on renewable and clean energy sources.
Al Tayer emphasised that the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 aims to diversify the energy mix to cover 75% of Dubai's total clean energy production by 2050. To achieve this, DEWA launched several leading initiatives and projects, including the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world, based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, with a production capacity of 5,000 megawatts (MW) by 2030 and a total investment of AED 50 billion.
Al Tayer affirmed DEWA's eagerness to enhance cooperation and exchange best experiences and practices with Canadian institutions and companies, especially in the sustainability, renewable, and clean energy sectors. This contributes to enhancing the distinguished relations between the UAE and Canada, taking it higher levels.
Grossman commended DEWA’s achievements in the fields of renewable and clean energy and expressed interest in the participation of Canadian companies and institutions in DEWA’s projects to promote sustainable development in Dubai.