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Power Sector Diversification To Drive Growth In UAE

Solar and nuclear power will grow considerably within the UAE’s power mix over the coming decade, making up more than two thirds of total net growth in capacity between 2021 and 2030. The completion of new nuclear reactors will, in combination with new solar and thermal capacity, push growth in the UAE’s power capacity beyond that of any other market in the MENA region.

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UAE’s Power Sector: Transitioning to a clean and smart grid

United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) power production has long been driven by hydrocarbons. However, in recent years, the country has been focusing on clean power in a bid to cater to its ever-growing power demand and to save costs associated with it. These goals are clearly reflected in the UAE’s Energy Plan for 2050, which was announced in 2017. The Energy Plan envisages the production of 44 per cent of power from renewables, 6 per cent from nuclear, 12 per cent from clean coal and the rest from natural gas by 2050.

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Masdar commissions Abu Dhabi’s largest solar-powered car park

Abu-Dhabi based clean energy company Masdar and Abu Dhabi Airports, the owner and operator of the emirate’s five airports have announced the completion of the 3 MW solar PV project at Abu Dhabi International Airport. This is reported to be Abu Dhabi’s largest solar-powered car park. The project has been set up on the car shading at the short-term car park at the Midfield Terminal.

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