ACWA Power: Technology and Policy Driving the Future of Power

The company’s President and CEO, Paddy Padmanathan, gives his insight on today’s technology and policy that will drive the future of power.


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For the month of September, our cover story features ACWA Power, a private company known to provide electricity and desalination based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. With a portfolio of several power generation and delineated water production plants, ACWA Power has been in operation ever since it was founded in 2004. Its mission is simple: to reliably deliver electricity and desalinated water at the lowest possible cost. Some of its notable projects include the Nam Dinh in Vietnam, the Bokpoort Independent Power Project in South Africa, the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai and the Noor I, II, III, Ouarzazate in Morocco. The company’s President and CEO, Paddy Padmanathan, gives his insight on today’s technology and policy that will drive the future of power.

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Robert Bagatsing
Managing Editor and Founder of GineersNow based in Dubai and Manila. Survived marketing at Harvard, Management at AIM and proud Bedan.

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