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Abu Dhabi plans to construct new projects in energy sector


Technology and digital transformation play a pivotal role in developing the emirate’s energy services.

Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), has said that encouraging investment in the energy sector is one of the department’s strategic priorities.

Al Marar said that the department has adopted a series of measures during the coronavirus crisis that has ensured the sector’s business continuity, through providing Dh5 billion to support the water and electricity sector.

The department’s efforts also included the decision of not suspending electricity and water services for individuals incapable of paying their bills, he stated, adding that the department is currently considering several relevant decisions and procedures.

There are many related projects underway in the emirate, he further added, noting that Abu Dhabi plans to establish the Al Dhafra Solar PV plant, which will have a capacity of two gigawatts, as well as the Taweelah desalination plant with a capacity of 200 million gallons


Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy. – Wam

The department has implemented all appropriate health and safety measures related to the coronavirus pandemic, Al Marar further said, affirming that it is capable of fulfilling the needs of everyone in terms of water and electricity. The daily water production capacity of nine local desalination plants is around 1.2 billion cubic metres per annum or 3.3 million cubic metres per day, he noted.

The operation of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant is a key Emirati achievement, reflecting the vision of the UAE’s leadership. It will achieve the objectives of the UAE Energy Strategy 2050 by adding nuclear energy in the energy mix by six percent and generating around 5.6 gigawatts per annum to the electricity production capacity when fully operational, and is a key step to achieving sustainability by protecting the environment and reducing emissions, he said in conclusion. – Wam

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