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Dubai's DEWA Receives World Record Low Bid to Build Solar Power Plant

Utilities Middle East Summary Dubai Electricity & Water Authority selected a contractor that submitted a “record” low bid to build a 900-megawatt solar power plant in the emirate, chief executive officer Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said. The contractor, which Al Tayer declined to identify,...


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DEWA publishes Sustainability Report for 2019

Tom Oxtoby, MEP Middle East Summary Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has published its Sustainability Report for 2019. Now in its sixth edition, the annual document summarises the authority’s efforts to promote social and economic sustainability, as well as provide a...


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$13.6B record-breaking solar park rises from Dubai desert

Tom Page and Max Burnell, CNN Summary Under the Arabian sun, a monumental construction effort is making headway. Located deep within Dubai's desert interior, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park -- named after the emirate's ruler and the UAE's vice president and prime minister --...

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Dubai Set To Achieve 8% Generation From Clean Energy by 2020

Utilities Middle East Summary Exceeding the 7% for 2020 was made possible through the various incentives of DEWA, including the Shams Dubai The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy in cooperation with the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon) has launched the State of Green Economy...


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Empower Reveals World's First Unmanned Plant At WETEX 2018

Utilities Middle East staff, Utilities Middle East Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, has introduced the world’s first unmanned district cooling plant that uses Artificial Intelligence at the 20th Water,...


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Dubai Electricity Authority, International District Energy Association Discuss Joint Cooperation

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has welcomed Robert Thornton, President and CEO of the International District Energy Association (IDEA), at DEWA's headquarters. HE Ahmad Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower...


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Ahmad Bin Shafar & Rob Thornton President of the International District Energy Association (IDEA) visit senior officials to discuss updates of District Cooling Conference to be held in Dubai

Press Release Photo provided by Empower. Ahmad Bin Shafar: The International District Energy Association plays a pivotal role in driving global efforts towards environmentally-friendly district cooling services and promoting green practices for governments and individuals. This comes in line...


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RSB Dubai To Regulate The District Cooling Sector

Baset Asaba, Utilities Middle East Summary The Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau for electricity and water in Dubai (RSB) has had its mandate expanded to include Dubai’s growing district cooling industry. The move is part of the resolutions adopted during the 51st meeting of the Dubai...


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DEWA Launches Pilot Project to Test Energy Storage Systems at MBR Solar Park

MEP News DEWA Summary Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in cooperation with Amplex Emirates has launched a pilot project to install and test a 1.2MW/7.2MWh Sodium Sulphur Battery Energy Storage System (NaS BESS), at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. HE Saeed...


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UAE's DEWA receives high-level delegation from France’s Engie Group

WAM (Emirates News Agency), Zawya Summary Al Tayer briefed the delegation on DEWA 's efforts to establish the infrastructure for electricity and water services in Dubai. DUBAI- Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has...