Abu Dhabi targets 8.8 GW of renewables by 2025 in new COP26 pledge

Nov 9, 2021 08:16 AM ET
  • Abu Dhabi has said it will bring its renewables capability approximately 8.8 GW by 2025 as it looks for to lower exhausts associated with power generation by 50% over the following years.
Abu Dhabi targets 8.8 GW of renewables by 2025 in new COP26 pledge
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The resources of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) wants to increase the share of renewables in its energy mix to 31% by 2025 from 13% today. It predicts that around 7% of its electrical power mix back then will certainly come from solar, with 47% from nuclear et cetera from fossil fuels.

Its Department of Energy (DOE) announced the effort at COP26 in Glasgow and also detailed its plan that rests on the ongoing roll out of solar and also other renewables, the electrification of the water manufacturing as well as sustaining energy effectiveness procedures.

Awaidha Al Marar, chairman of the DOE, claimed that the dedication was "underpinned by a strategic shift to low-carbon technologies with massive financial investment in solar and nuclear energy to drive down exhausts" as well as admired the city's track record when it concerned sustainability.

" With even more upcoming eco-friendly releases like Abu Dhabi's 2GW Al Dhafra Solar PV project due by 2023, along with the baseload nuclear energy anticipated upon complete operation of the Barakah [nuclear] plant, the total tidy power generation capacity in the emirate will certainly reach 8.8 GW in 2025, raising the share of tidy energy ability in the energy mix to 31% by 2025 from 13% in 2021."

Along with the Al Dhafra project stated above, Abu Dhabi is likewise planning two added solar projects with a combined capability of 2GW and has already built the 1.2 GW Noor Abu Dhabi PV plant.

In February, an evaluation by Rystad Energy stated that the UAE could reach its renewable energy targets thanks to a "robust" growth pipeline of solar projects. Mounted solar PV is expected to enhance fourfold by the end of 2025, reaching 8.5 GW, when it will represent around 94% of the country's renewables ability.

The city has actually likewise been eyeing up green hydrogen manufacturing. In May, plans were revealed for a US$ 1 billion green hydrogen and ammonia center that will certainly be powered by a devoted 800MW solar project.

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