Dewa signs pact to generate power from landfill biogas
DUBAI, December 8, 2023
Dubai Municipality and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) have signed an agreement on the sides of the UN Climate Conference (COP 28) to cooperate in a project to generate electricity from biogases extracted from the landfill in Muhaisnah 5.
This MoU is a part of Dubai Municipality’s participation in COP28 as a Strategic Pathway Partner. Representatives from more than 1,000 municipalities and cities were invited to attend COP28.
Dubai Municipality is showcasing to a global audience the UAE’s leading model in planning, designing, and building sustainable urban communities of the future.
The signing supports Dubai’s leading sustainability practices and supports the realisation of the UAE Net Zero Strategy 2050.
The deal was signed by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa and Dawood Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality within the Green Zone of COP28.
Saeed Al Tayer said Dewa's aim is to achieve 100% energy production capacity from clean sources by 2050.
"Additionally, we actively contribute to the implementation of the Integrated Waste Management Strategy Roadmap 2021-2041, fostering innovation in waste management, recycling, and energy conversion," he stated.
"Furthermore, we are committed to executing groundbreaking, long-term clean projects over the next two decades, providing practical solutions to environmental challenges in line with the specified goals in the government agenda," he added.
Al Hajri emphasised that the partnerships Dubai Municipality is building align with its aspiration to build a more sustainable, pioneering and liveable city.
"Coinciding with the UAE hosting COP28, this strategic agreement with DEWA reflects the growing capabilities of Dubai and the UAE in clean energy as well as the circular and green economy," he noted.
The agreement is in line with our plans to develop innovative solutions to waste management, enhancing recycling, and reducing the environmental impact of waste.
"It will also contribute to reducing approximately 300,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. We are confident this project will consolidate Dubai’s position as a preferred global destination to live and work as well as support the country’s net zero strategic intiative," he added.-TradeArabia News Service