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ACWA Power, a leading developer, investor, and operator of power generation, green hydrogen, and desalinated water plants worldwide, will showcase its portfolio of leading renewable energy at the 23rd Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) as a Jubilee Sponsor. This year’s edition will take place at the Dubai Exhibition Centre at Expo 2020 Dubai – the first international Expo in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia and one of the first major events in the world since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cementing its role as a global accelerator of energy transformation, this year at WETEX 2021, ACWA Power will be exhibiting its record-breaking projects in the UAE that played an instrumental role in lowering tariff levels in the global renewable energy and water desalination sectors and opened new opportunities in energy efficiency and water production. The milestone projects will include Shuaa Energy 1, (MBR Solar Park Phase II); Noor Energy 1 (MBR Solar Park Phase IV), Shuaa Energy 3 (MBR Solar Park Phase V); Umm Al Quwain IWP; and Taweelah IWP, the largest desalination project in the world.
“As always, we are pleased to play a strategic role in one of the largest and most important global water, environment, and energy exhibitions led by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). We are honored to have established a robust partnership with DEWA to develop and operate vital projects that promote the sustainable development of the United Arab Emirates and fortify Dubai’s position as a global hub for sustainability, all the while contributing towards Dubai’s ambitious Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to increase its renewable energy share to 75% by the year 2050. The partnership between ACWA Power and DEWA serves as an example for successful public-private partnerships geared towards supplying energy that is reliable, responsible, and cost-effective, ” Mohammad Abunayyan, ACWA Power Chairman.
“This year, in its 23rd round, WETEX is going to be more critical than ever due to the economic implications incited by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prioritizing innovation today is key to unlocking growth – and WETEX is the ideal platform that gathers stakeholders, governments, and companies who are eager to explore and reciprocate insights and visions on forward-looking smart technologies and electrification solutions for a collective prosperous future,” he added.
Abunayyan also highlighted that ACWA Power’s participation in this year’s edition will emphasize the company’s efforts to lead the energy transition globally to enable economic, social, and environmental sustainability plans for countries and communities.
ACWA Power is partaking in five leading seminars during WETEX this year. Rajit Nanda, Chief Portfolio Management Officer, and Acting Investment Officer are joining a session alongside industry experts to discuss the future of solar energy in the Middle East.
Bart Boesman, Chief Technology Officer at ACWA Power will run a seminar on Disrupting, Emerging and Innovating Technologies in Energy, Water, and Environment while Alvaro Perez, Chief Digital Officer at ACWA Power, will lead a robust session on how digitalization is applied to decarbonization and the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in renewables.
Meriem Bellizem, Business Development, Senior Manager at ACWA Power will run a session on empowering women to take a leading role in the energy transition. Finally, Dr. Andrea Lovato, Vice President and Head of Renewables Development at ACWA Power will lead a session on renewable energy being a catalyst for rapid decarbonization.
With a constantly evolving portfolio of clean energy plants, ACWA Power has been a prominent contributor to the development, investment, and operation of renewable energy plants internationally, with 77% of its current global portfolio utilizing low carbon or renewable energy sources.