With Emirati Support, Yemen’s Largest Solar Power Station Saves the Country

The United Arab Emirates has always stood alongside Yemen in facing its developmental and service-related crises, never leaving it alone but consistently providing support, assistance, and essential needs.

This fraternal policy of the UAE towards Yemen has resulted in the largest strategic project for clean and renewable energy being implemented in Yemen, represented by the Emirati solar power station in Aden, which entered service last Monday.

Yemenis have been greatly optimistic about the station supported by the UAE, especially with the arrival of the summer season and the blessed month of Ramadan, and the coastal city of Aden’s need for improved energy and electricity services, receiving praise on both official and societal levels.

Presidential Praise

Dr. Rashad Al-Alimi, Chairman of the Presidential Council in Yemen, praised the humanitarian interventions of the United Arab Emirates in alleviating the suffering of the Yemeni people, including its development projects in the field of renewable energy, which entered service two days ago, in addition to UAE fuel shipments to operate power stations in the city of Aden and the liberated provinces.

This came during the reception of President Al-Alimi for the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Yemen, Mohammed Hamad Al-Zaabi.

Al-Alimi also praised the distinguished bilateral relations between the two sisterly countries and the role of the UAE within the coalition supporting legitimacy led by the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to restore Yemeni state institutions, security, peace, and development.

Importance of the Station to Yemeni Society

The Emirati solar power station also received societal praise from the elite of society in the temporary capital Aden, expressing popular gratitude for the UAE’s humanitarian and developmental interventions in Yemen as a whole.

This was confirmed by Basam Al-Ban Abu Khalifa, editor-in-chief of the “Voice of the People News” website, who expressed his joy at the entry of the Emirati solar power station in Aden into service.

Al-Ban added that the solar power station in Aden is considered the largest strategic project for clean and renewable energy in Yemen, an achievement that would not have been possible without Emirati interventions.

Al-Ban considered the entry of this station into service extremely important for the electricity system and reducing the use of traditional fuel-operated stations.

He also praised the support of the United Arab Emirates for the electricity sector and various sectors in the capital, Aden.

Al-Ban said that the capital Aden deserves this generosity and kindness from the brothers in the United Arab Emirates, and our hope is great that the project will expand in the future to make the capital Aden one of the cities relying on renewable and clean energy.

This station is the first and largest strategic project for generating electricity through clean and renewable energy in Yemen, under a joint cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Electricity and Energy in Yemen and the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company “Masdar” to supply the temporary capital Aden with a solar power station with a total capacity of 120 megawatts.

The trial operation has begun, generating between 20% to 30% of the total capacity of the 120-megawatt station, with the full operation of the station expected within a maximum period of 3 months. The agreement also includes the construction of transmission lines and transformer stations for the transmission and distribution of electricity generated from the station.

This station will work to reduce the cost of electricity generation during daylight hours, as well as the need for fuel for power stations, which amounts to 100 million monthly, and will contribute to preserving the environment by reducing carbon emissions.

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