DEWA takes part in Photovoltaica 2016 in Morocco
(MENAFN- Emirates News Agency (WAM))
CASABLANCA, 8th September, 2016 (WAM) -- Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, is participating in the 2nd International Solar Energy Exhibition and Conference, Photovoltaica, which is organised under the patronage of H.M. King Mohammed VI of Morocco from 7th to 9th September.
In his speech at the conference, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said, "Today, UAE-Moroccan relations are growing remarkably across all areas, under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and HM His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco."
"Both the UAE and Morocco share the same direction of investing in alternative energy sources. Today, it's my pleasure to highlight Dubai's efforts, and those of the UAE, to increase the use of clean and renewable energy through a host of initiatives and projects that reflect the priority given by the leadership of the UAE, led by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa, and Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to sustainable development. I would like to reiterate the words of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, who once said that, 'Every investment in the development of clean energy sources is at the same time an investment to protect the environment for future generations,'" he added.
Al Tayer noted that DEWA makes every effort to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to provide 7% of Dubai's total power output from clean energy sources by 2020, 25% by 2030, and 75% by 2050. This strategy consists of five main pillars: infrastructure, legislation, funding, building capacities and skills, and an environmentally-friendly energy mix.