UAE: Dubai Energy Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Dubai 2019

Although Dubai’s growth and prosperity have been fuelled by its proximity to oil, its own modest hydrocarbons endowment accounted for just 1.3% of the emirate’s GDP in 2016. Energy’s contribution to national GDP in recent years has averaged around 45% for the UAE as a whole, but only about 5% in Dubai. Still, Dubai operates as a centre for oil and gas trade. The emirate has diversified activities...

Near-term sentiment is on the rise among Dubai’s business leaders, with the IMF forecasting a healthy GDP growth rate of 4.2% in 2019 for the emirate. While not as exposed as some of its regional neighbours to the effects of fluctuating commodities prices in recent times, Dubai nevertheless stands to benefit from the knock-on effects of higher prices over the last year.

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Although Dubai’s growth and prosperity have been fuelled by its proximity to oil, its own modest hydrocarbons endowment accounted for just 1.3% of the emirate’s GDP in 2016. Energy’s contribution to national GDP in recent years has averaged around 45% for the UAE as a whole, but only about 5% in Dubai. Still, Dubai operates as a centre for oil and...

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced in October 2018 that it was awarding Dh93m ($25.3m) worth of orders for 990 transformers. The transformers, sourced from a number of global manufacturers, will be equipped with smart meters and used to increase the capacity, efficiency and reliability of power distribution in Dubai. “The...

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is striving to harness the potential of renewable energy. As part of these plans, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (MBR Solar Park) was launched in 2012. Future developments at the plant will see solar energy generation capacity increasing to 1000 MW by 2020 and 5000 MW by 2050 – half of...

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Although the world remains largely dependent upon fossil fuels for power generation, a gradual transition towards renewable sources has been taking place since the 1990s, underpinned by multilateral deals such as the Kyoto Protocol, the Doha Amendment and, most recently, the Paris Agreement. Investment in and development of renewable technologies...