Faculty Advisor

Doiron, Joseph

Faculty Advisor

Bergendahl, John Andrew


The emirate of Sharjah is looking to decrease its carbon footprint. Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) is building desalination plants to meet the increasing water demand in the emirate. Our project is to create a diversified energy portfolio including renewable energy to power its water processes. Through the Delphi method, we learned about the advantages and disadvantages of renewable energy sources as well as received feedback on potential energy portfolios. We used the information to build energy portfolios for both 2020 and 2050 that we recommended to SEWA to assist in increasing their renewable energy options. We suggested that SEWA increase efforts in the research and development of solar energy and conduct a feasibility study building upon the results of our project.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted


Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering