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DEWA’s Innovation Centre and Gulf Renewable Energy Lab collaborate on training for renewable energy projects

by Madaline Dunn

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s Innovation Centre has collaborated with the Gulf Renewable Energy Lab to organise training on on developing and delivering a renewable energy project per global best practices in the renewable energy sector.

This is part of DEWA’s professional certification programmes and training courses that are aimed at accelerating the energy transition through expanding and promoting clean and renewable energy projects.

Graduates of the programme received the ‘Financial Modelling & Analysis of Renewable Energy Projects’ international certificate.

“We support the development of the clean and renewable energy sector as well as strengthening the skills and knowledge of experts and the youth while focusing on developing National talents. We aim to empower Emiratis to be active contributors in anticipating and shaping the future of renewable energy and involve them in the path of sustainable development. This supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100% of the energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

Adding: “The Innovation Centre, at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, is an educational platform that hosts events, conferences, seminars, and workshops. It is a global incubator for innovations in clean energy and knowledge sharing through its robust and constructive partnerships with universities, corporations, and startups. The centre is equipped with the latest renewable and clean energy technologies. It provides a range of interactive scientific experiments, making it an ideal destination for those interested in expanding their knowledge and technical and practical expertise in clean and renewable energy.”

The two parties shared that attendees included those with a bachelor’s degree or a diploma in mechanical/electrical engineering or other engineering fields, and professionals with university degrees in finance specialising in project financing and evaluation of renewable energy projects.

Through the training, participants were able to gain insight into developing a comprehensive financial model for planning, investments and financial analysis of renewable energy projects.

“The Gulf Renewable Energy Lab plays a major role in supporting the transition to renewable energy through knowledge localisation initiatives and being an incubator of research, development, and innovation programmes. The lab is the largest and the most modern centre for renewable energy in the Middle East and North Africa. The GCC countries, represented by The GCC Interconnection Authority, have established the lab to develop the energy mix and localise the testing, inspection, and consultancy services. We are proud of our partnership with DEWA to promote efforts that enable the GCC youth in this sector, build a knowledge-based economy, and enhance local content,” said Saeed Abubaker Belhaddad, General Manager, Gulf Renewable Energy Lab.

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