The cost of water production is set to be reduced, thanks to the region’s efforts to integrate renewable energy into water desalination processes.
The region is dependent on desalination for its potable water and has a total water production capacity of 470 million gallons per day (MIGD), but the process is energy-intensive.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is planning to power the region’s desalination plants with solar power, and save approximately $13 billion between now, and 2030, with a capacity target of 305 million gallons per day.
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Source: Smart Energy International