UAE Wants to Diversify its Energy Mix: Al Mazroui

  • 31 October 2013

The UAE is opting to diversify its energy mix to include renewable and solar energy, said Suhail Mohammed Faraj Al Mazroui, Minister of Energy.

In his keynote address to the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research's 19th Annual Energy Conference :Unconventional Fossil Fuels: The Next Hydrocarbon Revolution, the minister said the UAE energy diversification policy was based on its geographical and climatic nature.

''The UAE has been at the forefront in using solar power technologies to generate electricity, spread knowledge and establish specialised research centres and institutes,'' he said, pointing out that the inauguration of Masdar's 100-megawatt concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, Shams 1, in the Western Region last March and the launch of the 13MW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Power Park last week demonstrate the UAE's firm commitment to sue solar power.