Sheikh Mohammed at the
Dubai showcases solar park at WFES
Dubai, January 16, 2012
The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy will present plans for the 1,000 megawatt Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park at the World Future Energy Summit, which opened in Abu Dhabi today.
The Dh12 billion solar project was announced on January 9 by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and forms a cornerstone of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, said: “Our participation in WFES 2012 reflects the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for enhanced cooperation in the conservation of energy and the wider adoption of renewable energy sources. Attended by world leaders, multinational companies and leading industry experts, the summit shows that the UAE is an active partner in addressing our present-day and future energy and environmental challenges.”
Developed by the Council in 2010 and announced last year, the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 seeks to reduce Dubai’s dependence on imported gas by achieving five per cent of power supplies from solar energy, 12 per cent from clean coal, 12 per cent from nuclear, and the remaining 71 per cent from gas.
The first phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park producing 10 megawatts of electricity will be completed in 2013.
A detailed model of the planned Dubai solar park will be displayed throughout WFES at the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy stand. – TradeArabia News Service
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