Dubai's clean energy projects will lead to $19bn in savings, says DEWA CEO

Dubai to reduce carbon emissions by 235m tonnes by 2030
Dubai’s electricity and water generation projects will lead to savings of as much as $19 billion (AED70bn) and reduce carbon emissions by 235 million tonnes by 2030, according to Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
By Bernd Debusmann Jr
Wed 22 Nov 2017 09:40 AM

Dubai’s electricity and water generation projects will lead to savings of as much as $19 billion (AED70bn) and reduce carbon emissions by 235 million tonnes by 2030, according to Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

Speaking at the Dubai International Project Management Forum organised by Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA), Al Tayer said that Dubai hopes to reduce emissions by 16 percent by the year 2021.

“100 percent of the emirate’s desalinated water will be produced by a mix of clean energy that uses both renewable energy and waste heat,” he added.

“This will allow Dubai to exceed global targets for using clean energy to desalinate water. So, DEWA will be able to produce 750 million gallons of desalinate water per day by 2030, compared to our current capacity of 470 million gallons per day.”

The Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 – launched by Sheikh Mohammed, Ruler of Dubai, in 2015 – has the goal of increasing clean energy’s share in Dubai’s total power output to seven percent by 2020, 25 percent by 2030, and 75 percent by 2050. 

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