net zero electricity

Interview: Powering economies through net-zero electricity

Grid modernisation, renewable energy integration, and digitalisation help advance the transition to a net-zero electricity grid

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DEWA launches new summer campaign; promotes smart electricity, water use

The campaign encourages customers to benefit from DEWA’s smart services and programmes, understand their consumption patterns and prevent wastage

DEWA transmission substations

DEWA invests $151m in 6 new 132/11 kV transmission substations

The project included 3,450 metres of 132kV ground cable to connect with the main transmission network

DEWA’s high-water usage alert service reduces carbon emissions by 218,373 tonnes

The service sends instant notifications to customers if the smart meter system detects any unusual increase in consumption


Dubai’s DEWA reports 22% rise in consolidated net profit for 2022

DEWA’s annual consolidated revenue increased 15 per cent to Dhs27.35bn in 2022

Oman gets interest from hydrogen investors for mega-blocks

More than 40 companies, including TotalEnergies and BP, have purchased request-for-qualification documents for the Omani blocks

QatarEnergy signs agreement to fully acquire Siraj Energy

QatarEnergy signs agreement to fully acquire Siraj Energy

Siraj Energy was established to finance, build, operate and maintain solar power facilities

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Samsung to invest $5bn under plan to tame rising emissions

South Korea’s biggest company also aims to switch overseas factories entirely to renewable electricity within five years

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Qatar to tap global hydrogen market with $1bn plant

Qatar aims to develop its carbon capture and storage facilities so that it can sequester as much as 11 million tons of carbon dioxide a year by 2035

ADFD, ADEX sign two loan agreements worth Dhs337.9m in Bahrain

ADFD, ADEX sign two loan agreements worth Dhs337.9m in Bahrain

The agreements were signed with the Electricity and Water Authority in Bahrain


Dubai saves 2.2 TWh of electricity, 5.6 billion gallons of water in the past decade

Savings in the commercial sector between 2012 and 2021 amounted to 1.3 TWh of electricity and 2.5 billion gallons of water

UAE: Unit 2 of Barakah nuclear energy plant starts commercial operations

Unit 2 adds a further 1,400MW of clean electricity to the national grid

UAE’s Aldar signs agreement with EWEC to promote clean energy adoption

Via the agreement, 100 per cent of Aldar’s owned and managed operating assets will be powered by EWEC’s clean energy sources for up to five years

Unit 2 of Barakah nuclear energy plant connects to UAE’s transmission grid

Unit 2 will add a further 1,400MW of clean electricity to the grid when at full capacity

UAE consumers

Etihad WE advances digital roadmap to enhance customer experiences in the UAE

The company will migrate from the current SAP business suite to S/4HANA on SAP cloud as part of the digital transformation

UAE’s Taqa confirms financial closing for Al Dhafra solar power plant

Upon full commercial operation, the plant is expected to reduce Abu Dhabi’s CO2 emissions by more than 2.4 million metric tons per year

Oman to start removing utility subsidies from January 2021

The subsidies for the electricity and water sector are about $1.95bn

Saudi Arabia sends blue ammonia to Japan in world-first shipment

Japan will receive 40 tons of blue ammonia in the first shipment

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UAE’s Barakah nuclear power plant connects to the national grid

The four units at Barakah will generate up to 25 per cent of the UAE’s electricity demand

ENEC completes test for Unit 4 at Barakah nuclear power plant

ENEC is currently in the final stages of construction of units 2, 3 and 4 of the plant, while the overall construction of four units is more than 94 per cent complete

UAE VP announces visa for retired expats, reduced power charges for industry

The country previously announced plans to introduce a 10-year visa for investors