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Powering the Universe
ACWA Power has grown into a leading private sector energy and water provider, achieving significant milestones over the years since it was founded. Much of this success can be attributed to its President and CEO, Paddy Padmanathan, who has studiously served the company for nearly two decades
The Nuclear Power Champ of UAE
The UAE is warming up to the GCC’s first ever nuclear power plant scheduled to commence operations between the end of 2019 and early 2020. Mohamed Al Hammadi is the man who has hoisted the project through several record-breaking milestones.
The rise of Aluminium cables gives an alternative Connection for the grid
In the past, aluminium cables have been shunned due to poor performance in power transmission lines compared to copper rod. But latest developments in aluminium wiring that compensate for lower conductivity and less flexibility seem to be propelling a massive switch from copper. With a new aluminium factory launched in Dubai recently, what does the future hold for the GCC power cable market?
Energy Recovery: Smart Management of Waste
New technologies have been developed to prevent the negative impacts of landfills, which focus on “energy recovery” plants, also known as “Waste to Energy” plants or W2E, says David de Lara, Middle East Country Manager, ACCIONA Industrial
Final Word: Future of today’s electric power systems
With smart automation and continuous monitoring, a lot can be achieved, says Ali Al Jassim, CEO, Etihad ESCO
GCC utilities are embracing a smart vision through smart meters
Regional utilities are accelerating the deployment of smart meters as consumers seek better insights into their consumption of electricity and water at a time when every drop counts due to increasing user tariffs and subsidy reforms.

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