Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp named Official Patron of WEC

WAM ABU DHABI, 15th October, 2013 (WAM) — The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, ENEC, today announced its official Patronage of the World Energy Council (WEC), the world’s principal network of energy leaders and practitioners.

As Patron, ENEC joins an exclusive group of leading energy companies that work alongside energy policy makers and key stakeholders who seek to engage the WEC network to help catalyse new thinking on energy policy and strategy. Patrons actively support WEC Global and Regional Agendas, and can provide in depth involvement through specific project partnerships.

“Energy is one of the most pressing issues of our time,” said Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC. “Through our collaboration with WEC, we enter a unique platform of global energy thought leaders and look forward to our active role in promoting the energy policy of the UAE.” Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council, added: “We are delighted that ENEC has decided to become a Patron of the World Energy Council. ENEC joins a select group of companies at a key time for the energy sector. We look forward to working with ENEC in the coming years. I am sure their support will enhance our work.

The WEC represents the entire energy spectrum, with more than 3,000 member organizations located in over 90 countries and drawn from governments, private and state corporations, academia, NGOs and energy-related stakeholders.

“Working with our fellow Patrons and alongside the U.A.E. national committee, we endeavor to encourage and support better understanding of the role that safe and peaceful nuclear energy can play in helping nations tackle climate change,” added Mr. Al Hammadi. “Over the next decade, our nation will effectively transform its energy and water generation portfolio to achieve greater energy security and sustainability. Nuclear energy is an important part of this transformation, providing a safe and sustainable contribution to our future energy portfolio.” The WEC’s Patron Programme was established in 1998 and is comprised of companies or institutions which are members of a WEC Member Committee and through their contributions to the WEC Foundation, are committed to play a fundamental role in helping the World Energy Council achieve its mission to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy, for the greatest benefit of all.

ENEC is building four nuclear energy plants in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi. Units 1 and 2 are currently under construction and are expected to enter commercial operations in 2017 and 2018 respectively. With all four plants grid-connected by 2020, the U.A.E. will receive up to a quarter of its electricity needs from nuclear energy, whilst saving up to 12 million tons of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions every year.

ENEC’s Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Al Hammadi, is also the Chairman of the Global Agenda Council on Energy Security of the World Economic Forum (WEF), an advisory committee that identifies and discusses energy security challenges across the world and recommends achievable solutions for governments to compose more robust energy policies WAM/CM

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