Rafael Mariano Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, praised the efforts of the UAE’s peaceful nuclear program.
Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, congratulated the United Arab Emirates for doubling the amount of carbon-free electricity from the Barakah plants with the start of commercial operation of its second plant.
In a statement on this occasion, he said that the UAE has provided a model for newcomers to the nuclear power sector by developing its peaceful nuclear power program and stressing the importance of planning and strategic vision, as well as achievement in accordance with international standards. and practices.
He added: “It was a pleasure to witness the progress of the Barakah stations, which support the UAE’s efforts to achieve the goals of its strategic initiative to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.”
Today, the Emirates Nuclear Power Corporation announced the start of commercial operation of the second Barakah nuclear power plant and the addition of 1,400 megawatts of carbon-free electricity to the UAE power grid, raising the total output of the first and second stations in Barakah to 2,800 megawatts, helping to improve energy security and supporting the country’s efforts to achieve sustainability goals.
With this new achievement, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and its subsidiaries are halfway to meeting their commitments to meet up to a quarter of the UAE’s electricity needs and reliably support economic growth through environmentally friendly electricity production. environment 24 hours a day, seven days a week Significant in achieving the goals of the country’s strategic initiative for climate neutrality 2050.