An artists's impression of the upcoming Innovation Centre.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has visited the Innovation Centre project, part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, to review the progress of DEWA’s strategic projects.
The solar park is the largest single-site solar park in the world based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, with a capacity of 5,000 megawatts (MW) by 2030 and total investments worth Dhs50 billion.
Al Tayer was accompanied by Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA; Jamal Shaheen Al Hammadi, Vice President of Clean Energy & Diversification at DEWA; and a number of DEWA officials.
Al Tayer was briefed by representatives working on the project about its progress, and he emphasised the need to adhere to the highest standards of security, health, safety, and quality.
The Innovation Centre houses an exhibition on solar power and renewable energy to attract individuals, tourists, university students, schools, and businesses. It will also host a permanent conference centre for events, conferences, business meetings, training courses, and meetings about solar and renewable energy and other green initiatives and sustainable initiatives.
The establishment of the Innovation Centre at the solar park is part of DEWA's efforts to highlight the latest the latest solar and clean energy technologies.
This will enable DEWA to show its achievements in renewable energy and sustainability as well as the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to diversify the energy mix and supply 75% of Dubai's total power output from clean energy by 2050.
The Innovation Centre intends to enhance the nation’s energy capabilities and develop a competitive advantage for Dubai. The centre will also show renewable energy technologies and support the development of its sector in the region, promote awareness of climate change and sustainable energy, create interactive private presentations and educational trips for guests, and educate people about solar power. The building has four floors covering 4,000 square metres and is approximately 90 metres high.