Exploring Sustainable Energy Opportunities: Abu Dhabi & Colombia Ink MoU

Exploring Sustainable Energy Opportunities: Abu Dhabi & Colombia Ink MoU

The MoU aims at exploring opportunities to diversify sources and ensure access to reliable, sustainable and affordable energy

The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) has signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Colombia at an event held at the DoE’s headquarters in the UAE capital.

The agreement aims to explore opportunities for collaboration on capability development and sharing of knowledge and information, supporting joint projects and initiatives.

The MoU also aims at promoting the development of bilateral scientific, technical, technological, administrative, and commercial cooperation in the field of energy.

The two entities would collaborate to achieve their common goals, diversify energy sources and ensure access to reliable, sustainable, and affordable energy.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Ahmed Mohammed Al Rumaithi, Under-Secretary of DoE, and Jaime Amin Hernández, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Colombia in the UAE, who signed on behalf of the Colombian Minister of Energy and Mines, Diego Mesa.

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Al Rumaithi said: "The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy is committed to enhancing cooperation and building partnerships with relevant authorities in countries AROUND the world.

"We believe partnership is a powerful approach to achieving our objectives, developing the energy sector, enhancing energy efficiency, and meeting the needs and requirements of the local market for reliable and sustainable energy and water supplies now and in the future."

Minister Diego Mesa said: "Colombia currently bets on energy transition as the mean to achieve and guarantee a reliable, self-sufficient and resilient energy matrix. We recognised it as a shared goal with the United Arab Emirates.

"The MoU will allow us to complement and promote the efforts of both nations to rapidly deploy non-conventional renewable energies, develop low-carbon technologies, and tackle and reverse the effects of climate change."

The MoU entails exploring opportunities for financing projects for large-scale non-conventional renewable energy; project development in the areas of hydrogen, geothermal, onshore and offshore wind energy, solar, biomass, and other clean energy technologies.

Also on the list is the promotion of sustainable transport from clean energy sources; technology development related to advanced energy measurement and monitoring systems; and energy service access including renewable energy solutions.

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