The WEC in Abu Dhabi ... attracted 15,000 attendees.

The WEC in Abu Dhabi ... attracted 15,000 attendees.

Acwa, Dewa focus on renewables at WEC

October 2019

Acwa Power, a global leader in water desalination and power generation, joined over 15,000 attendees and 66 ministers at this year’s World Energy Congress (WEC) in Abu Dhabi to highlight its position as a global total solution provider across the power and water sectors.

This edition marked the first time the congress was hosted in the Middle East. It offered a unique platform for global energy leaders to explore new energy futures, critical innovation areas and new strategies.

To share Acwa Power’s expertise with fellow industry leaders, Acwa Power chairman Mohammad Abunayyan took part in a panel session titled “Financing Energy: Closing the Clean Energy Investment Gap”.

Similarly, president and CEO Paddy Padmanathan, too participated in a panel discussion on “Scaling New Heights: Global Renewables Outlook” which addressed the opportunities, challenges, and solutions to the most pressing energy issues the world faces today.

As part of its participation at the World Energy Congress 2019, Acwa Power elaborated on its role as a fully integrated solutions provider for the power and water sector worldwide. This includes the deployment of renewable energy technologies such as concentrated solar power and thermal storage technology as well as clean coal and carbon capture.

Acwa Power has been an active supporter and partner for the World Energy Council that host the World Energy Congress, one of the world’s largest and longest-running, international energy related event.

Meanwhile, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) highlighted its key initiatives and projects aimed at boosting the share of renewable and clean energy sources at the WEC.

 The Dubai utility firm also sponsored the Start-up Energy Transition (SET) Awards at the WEC, to support entrepreneurs in the clean and renewable energy sector.

Dewa’s stand at WEC included a model of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world with a planned capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030 and investments totalling Dh50 billion (see Page 28). Dewa also highlight the electric vehicle (EV) Green Charger initiative, to develop the infrastructure of electric vehicle charging stations.  

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