Harnessing Waste-to-Energy in Dubai

By Jason O'Connell, Utilities-Me.com

It is just over a year since Dubai’s first waste to energy project was commissioned at the Emirate’s largest landfill at Al Qusais. The brainchild of Anita Nour, a Canadian who relocated to Dubai in 2008, the landfill is currently producing 1 MW of electricity which is used to power facilities at the site.

Nour’s company, Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability (GESS), is ready to produce 12 MW of power within a year of being given the green light to sell power to the grid and potentially as much as 20 MW for up to 20 years.