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UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF H.H. SHEIKH KHALED BIN MOHAMED BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN

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11 May 2022
Inaugural edition of World Utilities Congress successfully concludes in Abu Dhabi
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The three-day exhibition and conference held in Abu Dhabi, hosted by TAQA and organised by dmg events, gathered over 10,000 trade professionals and 120 exhibiting companies who sought to promote proactive measures to digitalise power and water systems, control emissions, and attract long-term capital investments. The Congress brought together over 200 industry expert speakers, over 1000 conference delegates, and hosted more than 50 strategic and technical conference sessions, including a Nuclear Energy Leadership Forum.

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10 May 2022
The inaugural edition of the event continues to witness high-level discussions on the roles of nuclear, and hydrogen in the power and water sectors
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Day two’s conference highlight was the ministerial session titled ‘Balancing decarbonisation and energy security’ which was a key session that brought together global leaders to gain deeper insights into different decarbonisation pathways. Speakers included; His Royal Highness, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud, Minister of Energy Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and His Excellency Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, United Arab Emirates.

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09 May 2022
Inaugural edition of World Utilities Congress successfully kicks off in Abu Dhabi
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Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office, His Excellency Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure for the UAE, inaugurated the first edition of the World Utilities Congress today. A first-of-its-kind event, the World Utilities Congress offers an unrivalled opportunity for the global power and water industry to converge and discuss trends, and explore technologies and innovations influencing future power and water demand, right here in Abu Dhabi and hosted by Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA). The first day of the event witnessed wide participation from global leaders and industry specialists.

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28 Apr 2022
Digitalisation and sustainability in water desalination and wastewater management is transforming the sector’s ability to tackle global water shortage
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Only 3 percent of the world’s water is fresh water, and two-thirds of that is frozen or otherwise unavailable for use. As a result, some 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to water, and a total of 2.7 billion find water scarce for at least one month of the year, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). In addition, climate change has brought new challenges such as droughts, floods, and storms exacerbating water scarcity.

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21 Apr 2022
World Utilities Congress and Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation sign a strategic agreement
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The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has signed a strategic agreement with the World Utilities Congress. ENEC will play a central role in supporting the Nuclear Energy Leadership Forum, a key part of the overall Congress, which will address the future of low carbon power and water supplies. Taking place on 09 and 10 May, the Forum will focus on the role of nuclear energy in tackling the parallel challenges of energy security and sustainability, the deployment of safe and reliable nuclear energy for clean electricity generation, technological advancements in nuclear energy, the latest updates in research and development of nuclear science and more.

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13 Oct 2021
Abu Dhabi to Host World Utilities Congress in May 2022
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Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Committee and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office, the inaugural edition of the World Utilities Congress will be held in Abu Dhabi from May 9-11, 2022. The event will be hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), and organised by dmg events.

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17 May 2021
World Utilities Congress to launch in Abu Dhabi
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The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (“TAQA”), one of the region’s largest listed integrated utility companies, announced today that it will be the official host of the World Utilities Congress, a new global exhibition and conference addressing the future of low carbon power and water supplies.

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Opinion Pieces

18 Mar 2022
Could the energy security crisis boost the path to renewables?
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These conversations began almost three decades ago. However, fossil fuels still provide around 85% of global energy and nearly half of the European Union’s natural gas imports continue to come from Russia. Nations’ overreliance on fossil fuels, and under-investment in alternative energy sources in recent years, is now having disastrous consequences across the continent.

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Industry Insights

14 Apr 2022
Digitalisation is transforming the utilities sector through increased optimisation and sustainability
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 14 April 2022: Accelerated by urgent demands for increased connectivity, reduced costs, and improved operational efficiency – there has been a rapid growth and development in digitalisation across the world’s key industrial sectors.

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04 Apr 2022
Will Electricity Be Free? Not When You Really Need It
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As governments decarbonize their economies through renewable energy generation, volatility in electricity prices will surge. Players can use multiple levers to mitigate it—but they must act carefully to avoid damaging industrial competitiveness and increasing costs.

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31 Mar 2022
Rising to the Challenges of Integrating Solar and Wind at Scale
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Renewable energy will need to make up the majority of global electricity generation by 2050—as much as 90%, according to the International Energy Agency—for the world to achieve net-zero emissions by then.

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26 Jan 2022
The Road Ahead for Low-Carbon Fuels
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The transportation sector needs to adapt to climate and sustainability targets, and electric vehicles can’t solve the problem alone. Are low-carbon fuels the answer?

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03 Nov 2021
Why Your Company Needs to Be an Electricity Trader
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This article is the first in a series exploring changes to our electricity and broader energy systems—and the implications for energy consumers and governments—that will arise from the massive increase in variable renewable energy needed to achieve global decarbonization ambitions. This article lays out the overarching issues we intend to explore, while future articles will focus on specific aspects of the transition.

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