9 March 2019
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Future Foundation to design, construct, and operate a solar photovoltaic (PV) plant to annually produce 4,000 megawatt hours of renewable energy required to operate the Museum of the Future, which is designed to meet LEED Platinum rating for green building standards.
The MoU was signed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA; and HE Khalfan Juma Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation; in the presence of senior representatives from both sides.
Under the MoU, DEWA will work in an advisory role to provide solar energy technologies, smart grid integration, energy efficiency, water treatment through renewable technologies, artificial intelligence, machine learning programmes in energy, water and related areas. DEWA will also provide various research and development dissemination activities, targeting the academia and industry in these sectors, as well as provide the museum with advanced energy, water technologies and applications.
“We continue to work in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050 and provide 75% of the Emirate’s total power output from clean energy sources by achieving the goals of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050. Through this agreement with Dubai Future Foundation, we are keen to strengthen cooperation between various government entities, to elevate Dubai’s position across all fields. DEWA follows integrated strategies, plans, and innovative frameworks to adopt latest technology solutions and systems to achieve sustainable development," said Al Tayer.
“The Museum of the Future will showcase the latest and most innovative solutions and advanced technologies to address global challenges and anticipate the future, presenting what the world will look like in the coming decades as well as being a touristic and urban landmark in Dubai. The MoU with DEWA comes in line with Dubai Future Foundation’s eagerness to employ modern technology and strengthen Dubai's position as a world leader in building the future and serving humanity,” said Belhoul.
DEWA has made great advances in its use of state-of-the-art renewable and clean energy systems and smart networks. DEWA works to reduce the carbon footprint of Dubai and ensure sustainability of natural resources in addition to a brighter future for present and future generations.