UAE passes law for grid connection of distributed renewable power units
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November 22 (Renewables Now) - The UAE has approved a law that regulates the connection of distributed renewable energy systems to the electrical grid in an effort to enable people to produce electricity from renewable energy sources and reduce power demand at peak times from distribution networks.
With the legislation, the Gulf country aims to diversify renewable energy sources while reducing emissions on the path to carbon neutrality which is targeted by 2050, the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure said on Monday.
The new Decree-Law provides for the rules for the connection of a distributed production unit to the distribution network, a requirement for prior approval from the relevant authority, and a linkage agreement with the service provider. Its provisions apply to the operations of electricity distribution production units’ linkage to the distribution network, and to all producers and service providers, including the economic, free and investment zones.
“We are working on developing the energy strategy, especially clean energy, as part of the vision and directives of the judicious leadership which aim to promote sustainability, innovation and transformation towards a green economy, by increasing the percentage of clean and renewable energy,” said energy minister Suhail bin Mohamed Al Mazrouei.
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