WEC: ACWA Power highlights its role in energy and water sectors development

ACWA WECOn the sidelines of the World Energy Congress (WEC), ACWA Power has signed an MoU with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), inaugurating the KAUST-ACWA Power Centre of Excellence for Desalination and Solar Power

The KAUST-ACWA Power Centre of Excellence is set to prioritise research in water quality monitoring and system performance modelling using several KAUST research centres.

ACWA Power has joined more than 15,000 attendees and 66 ministers at this year’s World Energy Congress (WEC) to highlight the company’s position as a global total solution provider across the power and water sectors

The collaboration between ACWA Power and KAUST marks the beginning of a long-term research and innovation alliance between the two organisations that will place the kingdom at the forefront of international scientific advancements in water desalination and solar-power technology.

Mohammad Abunayyan, chairman at ACWA Power, took part in a panel session titled “Financing Energy: Closing the clean energy investment gap.” Paddy Padmanathan, president and CEO of ACWA Power, participated in a panel discussion on “Scaling new heights: Global Renewables Outlook” which addressed the opportunities, challenges and solutions to the most pressing energy issues.

As part of its participation at the World Energy Congress 2019, ACWA Power elaborated on its role as a fully integrated solutions provider for the power and water sector worldwide. This includes the deployment of renewable energy technologies such as concentrated solar power and thermal storage technology as well as clean coal and carbon capture. The company highlighted its work in the sustainable development of countries around the world and its program to invests in enhancing the local employment and talents in the communities it operates in.

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