ABU DHABI, 24th March, 2022 (WAM) -- Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), has said that with the commencement of Unit 2 commercial operations of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Abu Dhabi, the UAE is demonstrating the transformative effect of nuclear energy on the country's clean energy transition.
In a statement on Thursday, Al Mubarak said, "Today, the amount of clean electricity generated has doubled in less than a year since Unit 1 was added to the power grid. With two more units to follow and against the backdrop of spiralling global natural gas prices, the significance of the nuclear sector in clean, commercially-competitive energy generation only grows.
"Each unit brings the UAE a step closer to Net Zero 2050, and as the first nation in the region to commit to this target, this project illustrates a proven and sustainable approach to tackling climate change," he added.
"As many nations around the globe recognise the essential role of nuclear energy as part of a diversified energy mix, the UAE offers a case study on the successful delivery of new-build nuclear," Al Mubarak concluded.