ENEC showcases continuous progress of ‘Net Zero Nuclear’ in strengthening energy security and powering sustainable economic growth on the global stage


In the Year of Sustainability for the UAE, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is showcasing the vital role that ‘Net Zero Nuclear Energy’ is playing in tackling climate change and rapidly decarbonizing the power sector in the UAE, at CERAWeek, the world's premier energy conference taking place in Houston, U.S. from 6-10 March 2023. With more than 7,600 delegates this year, the biggest yet, CERAWeek is highlighting how electrification is a key pathway to a low-carbon future as wind, solar and other zero-carbon electricity sources including nuclear energy continue to expand around the world.

His Excellency Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, featured on the ‘The Electrification of Everything?’ panel alongside experts Calvin Butler, President & CEO, Exelon Corporation, Thad Hill, President & CEO, Calpine Corporation and Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman & CEO, Schneider Electric. H.E Al Hammadi explained how Barakah is a successful global benchmark for other nations looking to diversify their energy portfolio during a time of international energy crises, with three units of Barakah delivered in three consecutive years and a 4th unit soon to follow, generating 4,200 MW of baseload, reliable, clean electricity 24/7 today, and eventually 5,600MW and 25% of the nation’s power.

“Grids are complex systems, and we need to work together to think of the most ideal ways to ensure the provision of reliable clean electricity. To achieve this, the power industry needs to think outside of the box to create the grids of the future,” said H.E Al Hammadi. “In the UAE, we took the lessons learned from other markets that succeeded or those that faced difficulties and delivered a grid that is secure, diverse and sustainable which enables the country to face a new era of growth and prosperity.”

When fully operational with the fourth and final Unit, the Barakah Plant will prevent millions of tons of carbon emissions - the leading cause of climate change - every year – and will free up billions of dollars of natural gas annually that would have otherwise been used for electricity generation.