ACWA Power launches “The Power is Within You” initiative to enable youth-driven innovation on KSA’s 90th National Day

  • Top 3 innovative ideas related to power and water sector development will be mentored and incubated through ACWA Power’s flagship institute - The Higher Institute for Water and Power Technologies (HIWPT)

Riyadh, KSA, 23 September 2020: On the occasion of the 90th Saudi National Day, ACWA Power, a leading developer, investor and operator of power generation and desalinated water plants worldwide, has launched a new nation-wide initiative - ‘The Power is Within You’ - which aims to empower youth in the Kingdom to ideate, develop and implement their product, service or technology innovations in the power and water sector, in line with Vision 2030.

Believing in the immense potential of Saudi youth to develop progressive sustainable ideas, ACWA Power has introduced an exclusive platform to support and amplify the efforts of the country’s next generation of innovators.“The Power is Within You” platform includes an incubation programme that will help develop the winning ideas through a dedicated training and mentoring process guided by ACWA Power experts and supported by the Higher Institute for Water and Power Technologies (HIWPT), ACWA Power’s flagship institute that develops technical vocational capacity and training.

Mohammad Abunayyan, ACWA Power Chairman
On the momentous and joyful occasion of the 90th Saudi National Day, I would like to congratulate the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince HRH Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and our noble Saudi people on the great strides that we have taken to build the growth and success of our beloved nation. As we celebrate our country’s rich history and remarkable journey over the years, we must continue to prepare for the road ahead, we believe the youth to be our most passionate enablers in creating our path to progress. Through ‘ The Power is Within you’ initiative, ACWA Power commits to providing our young Saudi nationals with a unique launch pad that will recognize their innovative thinking in power generation and water development, two vital sectors that are the lifeline for socioeconomic development and prosperity. As a proud Saudi company, we are firmly aligned with Vision 2030 and continue to support local talent, believing in their immense potential to make a difference and create a sustainable future for generations to come

Mohammad Abunayyan, ACWA Power Chairman

ACWA Power has launched a three-week campaign, inviting innovative young Saudi talent to share their idea submissions through an online form by the 14th of October. Three participants will be selected from nine shortlisted entries to be part of ACWA Power and HIWPT’s incubator, training, and mentorship programme, where they will benefit from the experience and guidance of senior industry experts and representatives.

‘The Power is Within You’ initiative forms part of ACWA Power’s commitment to Vision 2030, stimulating national talent to take forward their ideas and turn them to real and practical technologies and solutions that contribute to energy transformation.

For more information on the initiative and how to apply, visit this link.