Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Dewa to highlight green energy projects at WGS
DUBAI, February 12, 2017
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dewa, will highlight its latest projects and initiatives in the field of sustainable energy during the 5th World Government Summit (WGS) opening today (February 12) in Dubai, UAE.
The event will be held under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, until February 14, reported Wam, the Emirates official news agency.
Dewa will participate in the World Government Summit 2017, entitled 'Shaping Future Governments', as a sustainable energy partner.
At the summit, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive officer of Dewa, will focus on the innovative projects launched to improve the electricity and water services in Dubai, while enhancing their efficiency.
"The summit has become an important international platform to promote services based on innovation, encourage research and development, exchange expertise and learn about the latest technologies and practices that will help ensure a sustainable future," Al Tayer said.
"We are keen to share our experiences in exploring the future of energy and disruptive technologies, while developing long-term plans to keep pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The summit will be a gathering of government officials, prominent figures, decision makers and international experts, who will exchange their knowledge and experiences in various scientific, humanitarian and practical fields," Al Tayer added.
"Dewa has realised that analysing and developing long-term strategic plans to identify future challenges and opportunities are vital to ensuring the success of future governments, enhancing services, and achieving happiness for individuals and the community.
"Dewa strives to carry out the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 that aims to push up the contribution of clean energy in the total energy mix up to 75 per cent by 2050. The strategy also aims to transform Dubai into an international hub for clean energy and green economy. Dewa will also implement the Demand Side Management Strategy to reduce the consumption of electricity and water by 30 per cent by 2030," Al Tayer concluded.
World Government Summit 2017, the largest summit of its kind, will host 150 prominent speakers in 114 panel discussions. Over 4,000 attendees, including senior government officials, experts and decision makers from all over the world, will take part in the summit.