Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation The Armed Forces of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Sheikhs, members of the Supreme Council of the Union, rulers of the Emirates, on the occasion of the start of commercial operation of the second nuclear power plant in Barakah.
Speaking to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, Al Mazrouei said: “With the operation of the second station in Barakah, we have made great strides towards our global leadership in the field of energy, especially environmentally friendly.” , commending the sincere efforts made. by the distinguished work teams to complete the start of the commercial operation of the second station.
He stressed that the UAE is closer to achieving the goals of the National Energy Strategy 2050, which outlined the characteristics of the sector for the next three decades, as the operation represents another achievement achieved today by the UAE’s Pacific Nuclear Program, as part of our way. intended to provide abundant and environmentally friendly electrical energy 24 hours a day.
He added: “The operation of the second station in Barakah coincided with the golden jubilee of the United Arab Emirates and its preparation at the same time to host the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP28 on Its orientation is towards the diversification of energy sources and the increase in the contribution of clean energy from them, in line with the state’s objectives to preserve the environment and support the cause of climate change.
He explained that “the UAE has a flexible strategy for the energy sector that responds to the country’s aspirations for the future in terms of sustainability of the sector and the promotion of sustainable growth, in parallel with supporting the country’s efforts to achieve its objectives of face the phenomenon of climate change.
Suhail Al Mazrouei emphasized that “the UAE, under the leadership’s directives, continues to promote its unique model of green energy production from sustainable sources, and enhances the UAE’s strategy to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.” and reduce carbon emissions,” he said. that the announcement of the commercial operation of the second Barakah nuclear power plant delivers energy. The project produces 2,800 megawatts and reduces carbon emissions by more than 11 million tons, enhancing the UAE’s leading position globally in the environment-friendly energy sector.