The United Arab Emirates is making significant changes to its economy as well as energy-related policies following the depletion of fossil fuels as oil reserves and the shift of the economy towards the green and clean approach.
UAE is currently hosting 24th World Energy Congress, where it has been discussing energy-related issues with most prominent names in the Energy industry. Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) unveiled a strategy targeting a 22 percent reduction in energy consumption also a strategy is in place for a 32 percent reduction in water consumption over the next decade on the 10th of September 2019. Yesterday it announced a collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to help the department strengthen its research and development (R&D) and innovation, as well as enhance its policy analysis and regulatory implementation capabilities. This partnership could prove crucial as EPRI is a renowned name in the Energy sector all over the globe. So EPRI’s experience in global energy research, training, and technology transfer will benefit UAE immensely as they focus on building a futuristic infrastructure and maintain a sustainable approach towards it. EPRI’s Technology Innovation program will allow the department to specialize in different energy research projects which will be crucial to the innovations in the sector giving rise to more opportunities to intellectuals involved.
H.E. Mohamed Bin Jarsh Al Falasi, Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, stated that they are committed to strengthening their connections with the international institutions to support national and global sustainable development goals. Also, collaboration with EPRI is to expand the research and development capability to attract investors.