US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry commended the strategic vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and stated the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is a great specimen of what public to private partner-ship should be.
“I think His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision of having a diversified energy portfolio is not only accurate but visionary. It appeals to a great degree what US President Donald Trump believes in,” Perry stated during his visit to the solar park where he was acknowledged by the managing director and CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
Al Tayer welcomed Perry and the high-level delegation from the US Department of Energy. Both sides held a consultation that covered potential collaboration and sharing information about renewable and clean energy. The delegation comprised Tommy Joyce, deputy assistant secretary for international affairs; Rachael Beitler, deputy chief of staff to the secretary; and other officials from the US Department of Energy. Perry was informed about the assistance of US companies to the solar park’s plans.
“The USA has all of the energy plans where we have been blessed with massive amounts of fossil fuels that can be used in a very varied way. About ten years ago, we did not have liquified natural gas that we have now. It is a great transitional fuel reducing emissions along with wind energy, solar energy, hydro energy, and civil nuclear energy. All of these collectively give a country a lot of flexibility, to drive down the cost of power,” Perry stated.