Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is participating in the 13th World Future Energy Summit 2020, as an efficiency partner. It is one of the key events during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, held from 13 to 16 January 2020 in Abu Dhabi and hosted by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar).
Our annual participation and sponsorship of the World Future Energy Summit enhance our efforts to exchange experiences and best practices with business leaders and senior officials to unify efforts to combat challenges facing the energy sector. It also supports our efforts to enhance the clean energy and renewable energy market, to make Dubai a global capital of green economy and sustainable development. This is in accordance with the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into a global hub for clean energy and green economy and provide 75% of Dubai's total power output from clean energy by 2050. This is achieved through major renewable energy projects including the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is the largest single-site solar park in the world. It will have a capacity of 5,000MW by 2030 with investments totalling AED 50 billion, said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
The World Future Energy Summit is growing and becoming more prosperous. This enhances the UAE's leadership in renewable energy investments. All our efforts integrate to develop innovative solutions and projects that contribute to building a sustainable future, for generations to come. DEWA has close ties with Masdar, which leads the consortium working on the 800MW third phase of the Solar Park by 2020. We are keen on strengthening this collaboration to achieve the UAE Centennial 2071 to make the UAE the best country in the world and promote the UAE's reputation and soft power, added Al Tayer.
DEWA will show its most remarkable achievements in renewable, clean energy and sustainability at its stand number 5130 in Hall 5 (Energy Hall) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). It will also show some of its outstanding projects in the Innovation and the Future sector, including the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and the Green Hydrogen project, the first solar-driven hydrogen electrolysis facility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The stand will also show a prototype of Al Shera'a building, DEWA's new head office which will be the tallest, largest, and smartest government Zero Energy Building in the world. DEWA will also show the Shams Dubai initiative to encourage household and building owners to install PV panels to generate electricity, and connect them to DEWA's grid. So far, 1,388 solar systems have been connected to DEWA's grid with a total of 138 MW.
DEWA's stand will also include the EV Green Charger Initiative to encourage individuals to buy eco-friendly vehicles. DEWA has installed 200 charging stations across Dubai. The stand will provide more details on the 22nd Water, Energy, Technology, Environment Exhibition (WETEX) at EXPO 2020 Dubai, in addition to the 2nd Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME) 2020, the largest and most competitive competition among international universities, to involve young people in the sustainable development process, and encourage them to innovate. It gives them the opportunity to unleash their creativity by developing innovative solutions that support global efforts to address the impact of climate change.
The DEWA stand will include the most prominent projects by Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and DEWA's partners and subsidiaries including; Suqia UAE; Moro; Mai Dubai; Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon); Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower); Innogy International Middle East; and Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO).
Source: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority