Our role is to facilitate the development of the energy sector in Abu Dhabi in order to support the economic, environmental and social sustainability requirements of the Emirate both today, and into the future, as part of the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision, which is aimed at establishing a robust and secure society with a sustainable economy.
Developing the energy sector has become a top priority on behalf of all residents of the UAE to strengthen their quality of life, and position the UAE as a regional and international leader in the diversification of clean & renewable energy. This is due to the insightful vision of our leadership and their full support for the innovative and inspirational initiatives to achieve sustainability of our energy sector.
H.E. Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar
Objectives of the Department of Energy
Establish strategic initiatives that deliver sustainable development in the energy sector, and contribute to the economic and social growth of Abu Dhabi.
Plan Abu Dhabi's future energy requirements in accordance with its economic, environmental and social sustainability objectives, and in coordination with concerned authorities.
Achieve, maintain and promote the highest levels of customer service and quality
Play a leading role in the continuing development of Abu Dhabi's energy sector by working with government authorities and energy partners, in compliance with legislation and leveraging global developments in the energy industry.
Propose strategic and operational plans, including future projects and expansions for the UAE's energy sector, in coordination with the Executive Council.
Assist and support energy partners in implementing and adhering to the strategic and executive plans for Abu Dhabi's energy sector.
Develop a clear strategy for the future of the petroleum and mineral resources sector, and build awareness and understanding of the objectives within the local community.
Facilitate the effective and economic integration of power production sources, including renewable energy and nuclear power.
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Department of Energy to replace Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and the Regulation and Supervision Bureau
H. H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, President of the UAE, has issued Law No. (11) for 2018 establishing the Department of Energy (DoE). The new government department will replace both Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and the Regulation and Supervision Bureau. The passing of this new law is in accordance with the Government's vision to ensure optimum utilisation of resources in Abu Dhabi.
The role of the Department of Energy is to deliver and promote the optimum provision of services related to the energy sector, and to keep pace with the most recent global developments in the energy sector. The duties carried out by the Department of Energy will be in accordance with the applicable legislation and in cooperation with the relevant authorities in the UAE.