UAE Aims to Reduce Carbon Emissions with Noor Abu Dhabi Project
Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) Awaidha Al Marar highlighted the importance of Noor Abu Dhabi during the Climate Meeting that was held in the UAE early this week.
Marar claimed that with this project, the country would soon have an advantage of possessing nearly 1.2 gigawatts of electricity.
Noor Abu Dhabi, the largest solar energy project in the world, has started operating under the Emirates Water and Electricity Company. Despite being an oil-rich nation, the company is the single buyer and seller of electricity and water within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as it procures the power and water purchase agreements on long-term basis, and then sells it in bulk.
By operating the world’s largest project, the Emirates Water and Electricity Company aims to drive transformation and enhance output efficiency of the power projects. Highlighting the importance of Noor Abu Dhabi in the Climate talks, Marar said that the new project was a significant milestone for the future of renewable energy, including solar power.
The execution of Noor Abu Dhabi project as a joint venture between the UAE and international parties indicates the fact that the country wants to open up its economy to the private sectors for investment purposes. With these steps, the country aims to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030, overcoming the worldwide challenges that stand in the way of an individual’s prosperity.
The project will significantly reduce the use of natural gas in electricity generation, which in turn will cut the Emirate’s carbon emissions by one million metric tonnes annually, supporting national sustainable development goals. Thus, Noor Abu Dhabi’s 3.2 million panels would provide enough electricity for 90,000 people.
Despite being in a country that has oil in abundance, the workers in Abu Dhabi have been trying to take steps forward in reducing the carbon emissions alongside their precious resources with the help of Noor Abu Dhabi project. It has been anticipated that the Middle East country’s redundant efforts to find new solutions to preserve the global ecosystem by providing clean energy could give birth to many other solar panels and projects around the world.
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