The UAE has embarked upon a nuclear power programme in close consultation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, and with huge public support. It accepted a $20 billion bid from a South Korean consortium to build four commercial nuclear power reactors, total 5.6 GWe, by 2020 at Barakah.
Does UAE use nuclear energy?
UAE Policy on nuclear energy
The UAE instituted a comprehensive civil nuclear energy programme under the direct supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency. In 2008, the UAE published its policy on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
Where does UAE get its power?
The UAE is planning to add nuclear, renewable, and coal-fired electricity generating capacity to accommodate rising demand, but the country currently relies primarily on natural gas, with oil playing a secondary role.
Where does Dubai get its power?
The UAE is currently transitioning from an electricity generation system nearly 100% powered by gas power plants (2010) to 100% powered by nuclear, solar and other renewables in order to substantially reduce its carbon emissions. It is also rolling out electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Does UAE have uranium?
It is enshrined in the UAE Nuclear Law that the UAE will not enrich uranium, and this is reinforced in the UAE Policy on the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Following a comprehensive procurement process, ENEC entered into contracts with six suppliers to provide materials and services, including uranium enrichment.
Why did UAE choose nuclear energy?
Nuclear energy emerged as the right choice for the UAE because it is a safe, clean and proven technology, it is commercially viable, and it delivers significant volumes of base-load electricity with nearly zero emissions.