H.E. Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar: The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy is working to promote the emirate as a global hub for energy and sustainability.
“The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) is working to achieve the vision and directives of the wise management, which seek to develop Abu Dhabi as an international hub for energy and sustainability, by developing the power sector and integrating it with the complete development plans in the emirate,” said DoE Chairman His Excellency Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar in a statement to mark World Energy Day on October 23. “This, in turn, helps build an exemplary model for energy systems control – one that operates following global best practices.”
“The energy sector is a foundation of the whole development system in Abu Dhabi,” H.E. added. “We are operating to set policies, legislation, and regulations to serve the sector for several global developments, and allow it to make ever-widening donations to the efforts to accomplish the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 and the UAE Energy Strategy 2050.”
“As part of our efforts to achieve these lofty goals, we aim to guarantee the safety of numbers to meet the growing demand for water and electricity. This, in turn, enables us to support community goals in every important sector, change the energy sources, improve the share of clean and renewable energy in the energy mix in Abu Dhabi, and guarantee efficiency in achieving energy and water systems,” H.E. Al Marar explained.
The DoE Chairman went on to reveal that Abu Dhabi plans to create a third of its energy from clean sources, including nuclear power plants, within four years. “The activation of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant indicates the start of a new era of clean energy in Abu Dhabi and the UAE,” H.E. noted.
“We work with licensed entities across the emirate to enhance the efficiency of electricity and water assistance at all times. The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy spearheads attempts to rationalise water and energy consumption, which promises substantial financial and environmental returns, in line with global efforts to better manage natural reserves and avoid waste,” H.E. Al Marar concluded.