H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

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, 4 March

  • 10:55am - 11:25am (CST) / 04/mar/2021 04:55 pm - 04/mar/2021 05:25 pm

    Plenary

    Scaling New Heights: Reimagining the energy transition for power

    Panel Power & Renewables Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability Decarbonization Pathways
    While many uncertainties underlie the future path of the energy system, the role of electricity will increase significantly, driven by the push to decarbonize the global economy. At the same time, the technical infrastructure enabling a much more decentralized and electrified energy system is scaling up fast, driven by rapidly falling costs of renewable power generation, storage, and digital solutions. As a result, new power capacity additions will be dominated by solar and wind, but other sources of generation will have to be deployed along with storage and grid reinforcements to cope with demand growth, enable high renewables penetration, and ensure power systems’ resilience. What pathways could power systems take as they transition to a net-zero carbon world where as much as 60% of final energy consumption could come from electricity?