DEWA partners with Dubai Future Foundation on solar PV project
Under the MoU, Dewa will work in an advisory role to provide solar energy technologies, smart grid integration, energy efficiency, and water treatment through renewable technologies
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) to design, construct, and operate a solar photovoltaic (PV) plant to annually produce 4,000 megawatt hours of renewable energy required to operate the Museum of the Future, which is designed to meet LEED Platinum rating for green building standards.
The MoU was signed by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director & CEO of Dewa; and Khalfan Juma Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation; in the presence of senior representatives from both sides.
Under the MoU, Dewa will work in an advisory role to provide solar energy technologies, smart grid integration, energy efficiency, and water treatment through renewable technologies, artificial intelligence, machine learning programmes in energy, water and related areas.
Dewa will also provide various research and development dissemination activities, targeting the academia and industry in these sectors, as well as provide the museum with advanced energy, water technologies and applications.
“Through this agreement with Dubai Future Foundation, we are keen to strengthen cooperation between various government entities, to elevate Dubai’s position across all fields. Dewa follows integrated strategies, plans, and innovative frameworks to adopt latest technology solutions and systems to achieve sustainable development,” said Al Tayer.
The Museum of the Future will showcase the latest and most innovative solutions and advanced technologies to address global challenges and anticipate the future, presenting what the world will look like in the coming decades as well as being a touristic and urban landmark in Dubai.
“The MoU with Dewa comes in line with Dubai Future Foundation’s eagerness to employ modern technology and strengthen Dubai’s position as a world leader in building the future and serving humanity,” said Belhoul.