AD Ports Group and TotalEnergies have partnered to explore solar related opportunities.
Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi – KEZAD Group, a subsidiary of AD Ports Group, announced an agreement with TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation Middle East & Africa, an affiliate of TotalEnergies, to explore opportunities to solarise assets across KEZAD’s industrial ecosystem.
Under the agreement, each partner will contribute its expertise and technologies to conduct a series of feasibility studies for distributed solar generation at KEZAD. It would cover economic, commercial, regulatory, and technical aspects. The agreement seeks to realise the full potential of solarisation across KEZAD Group’s built assets, which today cover over 400,000 square metres.
KEZAD Group, part of our Economic Cities & Free Zones cluster, is joining forces with TotalEnergies to explore distributed solar opportunities. https://t.co/3e8w5SxwrW
— AD Ports Group (@ADPortsGroup) November 21, 2022
TotalEnergies’ Renewables Distributed Generations develops, finances, builds and operates solar installations for industrial and commercial customers (I&C), while KEZAD Group is the integrated trade, logistics and industrial hub of Abu Dhabi.
This year, TotalEnergies’ reached 500MW of onsite business-to-business solar distributed generation projects in operation globally. More than 300 sites of its I&C customers have been equipped with solar panels worldwide. In the UAE, the company has around 100MW under development of business-to-business solar power.
“Through our collaboration with TotalEnergies, we are keen to realise the complete potential of distributed solar generation across our integrated ecosystem at KEZAD Group, and to enhance the value proposition we can offer to our investors while supporting Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s sustainability goals,” said Mohamed Al Khadar Al Ahmed, chief executive officer – Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi – KEZAD Group.
The agreement comes as Abu Dhabi accelerates its development of solar energy solutions to support the wider UAE net zero emissions by 2050 agenda. The emirate plans to install 5.6 gigawatts of solar PV capacity by 2026 and is currently developing the world’s largest solar plant with a capacity of 2 gigawatts in the Al Dhafra region.