• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Since 2008, Mohamed Al Hammadi has lead the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) in successfully delivering the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, focusing on the implementation of the highest national regulations and international standards of safety, security, quality, transparency and non-proliferation. Al Hammadi's management responsibilities include leading the organization towards the common goal of powering the future growth of the UAE through the safe and efficient deployment of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, the UAE and Arab World’s first nuclear energy plant. The first unit of the Barakah plant was started up and connected to the UAE grid in 2020, making it the first in the Arab World, and the UAE the 31st nation to use nuclear energy for electricity generation globally. Al Hammadi leads ENEC, and oversees its Joint Venture subsidiaries: Nawah Energy Company, which is responsible for operating and maintaining the Barakah plant, and Barakah One Company, which manages the financial and commercial interests of the project. Over 3,000 people work across the organizations, spanning over 50 nationalities, making it one of the most multicultural and multinational energy projects globally. Al Hammadi has a strong background in power and utility projects, including management, construction, finance and administration. Prior to joining ENEC, Al Hammadi was General Manager of the UAE Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) where he led a transformational management process focused on the implementation of best practices and international standards to the authority. Al Hammadi is a member of the World Association of Nuclear Operators' (WANO) Governing Board of its Atlanta Centre. He is also a member of the American Nuclear Society, and the Project Management Institute (USA). He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (USA), the International Council on Large Electric Systems, and the Engineers Association of the UAE. In 2019, Al Hammadi received an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Ajou University, Republic of Korea. Al Hammadi gained his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and his Master of Science degree in Engineering Management, both from the Florida Institute of Technology, USA.

Sessions With H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi

Thursday, 9 March

  • 08:50am - 09:30am (CST) / 09/mar/2023 02:50 pm - 09/mar/2023 03:30 pm

    The Electrification of Everything?

    Power & Renewables
    Electricity accounts for roughly 20% of global final energy demand today, up from around 15% twenty years ago. Accelerating electrification is considered a key pathway to a low-carbon future as wind, solar and other zero-carbon electricity sources continue to expand around the world. In sectors like transportation, electric vehicles (EVs) are already growing rapidly, and charging infrastructure is being built—but requiring significant expansion. In other sectors, such as industrial heat and buildings, however, electrification has just begun and remains a complex process involving more than just a technology substitution. What are the opportunities and challenges in continued electrification? What technologies are available to convert gas-based heating to electricity? How will electrification change utility load profiles as more buildings are heated with electricity? What new infrastructure is required to support winter peak demand? What implications are there for utilities and will the generation portfolio need to change to meet new winter demand? How will infrastructure needs be met as more EVs hit the road? What commercial models are there for EV charging?