HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), welcomed a delegation from the Hong Kong Ambassadors Club. The delegation was led by HE Jeffrey Lam, Co-Founder and Director of the Hong Kong Ambassadors Club, as well as a distinguished Member of the Legislative Council and Executive Council of the Hong Kong SAR Government. Also present was Patrick Tsang, Founder and Chairman of Tsangs Group and Hong Kong Ambassadors Club.
The goal of the visit was to boost the collaboration with DEWA and gain insights into the leading global practices and experiences in various areas, including smart city technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT), smart logistics, big data, robotics, renewable and clean energy, supply chain, and startups. The delegation, consisting of 15 entrepreneurs specializing in smart city technologies, engaged in a dialogue to explore opportunities for cooperation and exchange knowledge with DEWA.
During the meeting, Al Tayer spoke about the possible avenues for enhancing cooperation between the UAE and Hong Kong, with a specific focus on advanced technologies related to renewable and clean energy, energy storage, smart grids, and water. Both parties also explored possibilities to strengthen economic relations and foster joint investments across diverse sectors such as energy, water, and infrastructure.
Al Tayer also provided an overview of DEWA’s significant projects, initiatives, and programs aimed at realizing the vision and directives of the wise leadership to promote sustainability across all sectors. He emphasized Dubai’s remarkable accomplishments in the field of sustainability, establishing its reputation as a global center for a green economy and a role model for environmental protection, green transformation, and the widespread adoption of clean and renewable energy sources.
These accomplishments are driven by groundbreaking projects in solar power, green hydrogen, and pumped-storage hydroelectric power plants, among others. DEWA is supported by innovative plans and strategies, including the UAE Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiative, the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050. These strategies aim to ensure that 100% of Dubai’s total power production capacity comes from clean energy sources by 2050. DEWA has also been instrumental in launching several green programs and initiatives, notably the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, recognized as the world’s largest single-site solar park based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) system. The park aims to reach a production capacity of 5,000 megawatts (MW) by 2030.
The members of the Hong Kong Ambassadors Club appreciated DEWA’s achievements in the energy sector and expressed their eagerness to partner with a view to advancing sustainable development and environmental protection. They discussed the potential for knowledge exchange and capacity building, with an aim to boost the relationship between Dubai and Hong Kong and contribute to a sustainable future.