WFES 2018 to map transition to sustainable economies

d9f7f3f5 7afd 47ca b90b 12eebf840054The conference will also focus on energy efficiency in buildings. (Image source: WFES)The 11th World Future Energy Summit (WFES), one of the leading global events for advancing renewable energy and clean technology, will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 15-18 January 2018

Hosted by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), the event is expected to attract more than 30,000 visitors including investors, innovators, experts and policy makers from around 175 countries.

Part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), the summit will discuss solutions and innovations to transform the way energy is created, stored and consumed around the world.

As the renewable energy sector continues to accelerate due to further advances in technology, greater access to financing and more supportive regulations, the market potential for clean technologies becomes vast, said Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar.

“The WFES is playing a critical role in maintaining the forward momentum the renewable sector has witnessed in recent years, providing a platform for high-level debate and collaboration,” added Al Ramahi.

UAE authorities and industry leaders including the Ministry of Energy, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA), Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce, Emirates Global Aluminium and Emirates Nuclear Energy Company will participate alongside global businesses including GE, TOTAL and Siemens.

WFES 2018 will also include the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX), which aims to match the world’s top cleantech entrepreneurs with investors to encourage technology that makes products and services more sustainable.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, remarked, “We are pleased to participate in the WFES once again, to exchange expertise and best practices, and share our research and development efforts to develop innovative and sustainable solutions in clean and renewable energy and streamline efforts to address the current challenges facing the energy sector.”

“At WFES, we will highlight our efforts in developing major renewable energy projects, especially the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is the largest single-site solar power project in the world, with total investments of US$13.61bn and a production capacity of 5,000MW by 2030,” Al Tayer said.

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