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UAQ plans to set up 200MW solar power station

Dec 26

UAQ plans to set up 200MW solar power station

The UAE Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) has signed an agreement with the government of Umm Al Qaiwain to set up a solar photovoltaic (PV) power station in bid to provide clean energy to the northern emirate.

The agreement is aimed at strengthening the clean energy sector in UAQ and create a partnership between both parties, said senior officials at the signing ceremony held in the presence of Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Qaiwain, and Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry and Fewa Chairman.

The 200MW project will be implemented at Falaj Al Mu’alla over an area of 5-million metre, stated Humaid Al Shamsi, the secretary-general of the executive council of the Umm Al Qaiwain Government, after siging the deal with Mohammed Saleh, the director-general of Fewa.

Al Shamsi stressed that the agreement is based on the outcomes of the UAE Government Annual Meetings 2018, which aimed to strengthen and create partnerships between the local and federal sectors, to achieve the targets of the National Agenda 2021 and the government under one umbrella.

'This successful memorandum reflects the UAE government’s efforts to co-operate and achieve the 'UAE Energy Strategy 2050,' which aims to raise the contribution of clean energy to the total energy produced to 50 per cent,' remarked Al Mazrouei.

'The UAE, over the next three decades, will focus on diversifying its energy sources and adopting the best relevant practices, to preserve the environment and ensure the sustainability of its natural resources for future generations, as well as to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and gas,' he added.