Energy Library

Theme(s): Renewable Energy

Tag(s): UAE , Energy , Nuclear , Plant

Source: Zawya

At a time when many nations have suffered with energy shortages, the decision taken by the UAE just over a decade ago to construct its first nuclear plant has resulted in an annual capacity increase of 1400 MW of electricity that is available round the clock, and with zero emissions. This is a significant win for both the UAE’s energy security and energy sustainability.

Since beginning commercial operations in March 2022, Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant has generated 10,402 gigawatt-hour (GWh) of clean electricity and prevented more than 5,000 kilotons of carbon emissions.

This is a significant contribution to the growing electricity needs of both Abu Dhabi where the plant is located, and for the Nation, enabling the decarbonisation of the wider power sector in the country and accelerating the UAE’s progress towards achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050.