Leaders of the two utility firms, Dubai Electricity and Water Company and ENGIE Group, met to discuss how best they can improve their cooperation.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the CEO of DEWA, and Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, the chairman of ENGIE Group, discussed ways to enhance their cooperation in renewable energy, clean energy and environmental sustainability.
The cooperation between the two is part of efforts by DEWA to share best practices with leading global utilities in a bid to enhance its strategies around digitalisation and environmental sustainability.
DEWA says by exchanging knowledge with some of the best utilities in the world, the utility is preparing itself to become ‘a utility of the future’ as well as to make Dubai one of the world’s cleanest and most advanced cities in the world.
DEWA’s CEO says the firm has installed 11,400MW of energy capacity to-date to secure the supply of energy within its service territory as part of efforts to develop a robust infrastructure to meet growing energy demand due to urban migration, industrialisation and other factors.
The utility also provides 470 MIGD of desalinated water per day.
DEWA has plans to secure its energy supply by diversifying the energy mix to provide 75% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2050.