DEWA and Dubai Airports explore opportunities for collaboration

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has received a delegation from Dubai Airports headed by Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, to discuss enhancing bilateral cooperation in line with the strategic partnership between the two sides.
The meeting aimed to exchange views to achieve common goals and support government directions. The meeting also discussed the latest developments in the project undertaken by Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DEWA. The project aims to retrofit a number of buildings at Dubai Airports to optimise energy efficiency.
Al Tayer said that in line with the directives of the wise leadership to consolidate a green economy in the UAE, DEWA is keen on strengthening cooperation with public and private organisations that share its vision to enhance environmental sustainability and achieve net-zero emissions.
He commended Dubai Airports for adopting sustainability across all its operations. He explained that DEWA has established an energy services company (Etihad ESCO) to enhance energy efficiency in Dubai. The company has retrofitted nearly 8,000 existing buildings in Dubai.
Al Tayer also highlighted DEWA’s projects towards achieving sustainability and clean, renewable energy in line with Dubai’s long-term plans to generate all its power from clean sources by 2050 and achieve net-zero carbon emissions. DEWA’s major project in this regard is the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is the largest single-site solar park in the world and built on the Independent Power Producer model.

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