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DEWA presents innovation and sustainability initiatives at the World Future Energy Summit 2024


As part of its efforts to share best practices and the latest technologies in the energy and water sectors, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is participating in the 16th World Future Energy Summit 2024which will be organized by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) of April 16-18, 2024 at the National Exhibition Center in Abu Dhabi. This is one of the most prominent events in the field of sustainable energy, as it supports the transition towards the adoption of renewable and clean energy sources.

At its stand in Hall 5 (Energy Hall), DEWA will highlight its key projects in the renewable and clean energy sector, its smart initiatives and its efforts to promote sustainable development and the transition towards a green economy, consolidating the foundations of a more sustainable future and supporting Dubai’s position as a global capital from the future. energy. Some of the major projects on the DEWA booth include:

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

DEWA is showing progress on the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the world’s largest single-site solar park, which uses IPP mode. With a planned capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030, using solar photovoltaic panels and CSP technologies, it represents an investment of AED 50 billion. Currently at 2,627 MW, the park aligns with UAE Net Zero 2050, Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050, aiming for 100% clean energy by 2050. DEWA’s platform highlights the latest technologies in the fourth phase of 950 MW, with world records for CSP tower height and thermal energy storage. The sixth phase, in collaboration with Masdar, uses bifacial photovoltaic solar technology, with the aim of reaching a capacity of 4,660 MW by 2026.

Reverse osmosis seawater desalination plant at the Jebel Ali complex

DEWA’s stand will highlight the solar-powered seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant at the Jebel Ali power plant and water desalination complex. The AED 897 million plant has a total production capacity of 40 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) of desalinated water.

Green Hydrogen Project

The DEWA stand will also showcase the Green Hydrogen project implemented by DEWA in cooperation with Expo 2020 Dubai and Siemens Energy at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. It is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa to produce hydrogen using solar energy. Built on an area of ​​10,000 square meters, the project will host future applications and test platforms for various uses of hydrogen, including energy production and mobility.

green charger

The DEWA booth will also highlight the Green Charger for electric vehicles. DEWA has installed almost 390 charging stations across Dubai to support green mobility and motivate people and organizations to use electric vehicles. Through DEWA’s EV Green Charger initiative, DEWA provided 23419.821 MWh of electricity to charge electric vehicles in Dubai from 2015 to the end of 2023, driving a cumulative electric vehicle distance of 117 million kilometers.

Innovation Center

Visitors to DEWA’s stand can see its Innovation Center at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The Center promotes innovation between organizations and individuals. It also highlights the sectors that will lead the innovation process in the future, as well as develop the capabilities of the next generation of innovators.

It gives visitors the opportunity to take innovative tours, see pioneering shows using drones and hologram technology, and try out various interactive experiences, including autonomous bus travel. Using Metaverse technology, the Center offers a unique and innovative experience for visitors to take a virtual tour of the Solar Park.

Al Shera’a Building

DEWA’s booth will display a model of the Al Shera’a building, its new headquarters, which will be the tallest, largest and smartest zero-energy government building in the world. The total energy used in the building during a year will be equal to or less than the energy produced on site during that year. DEWA’s new headquarters has been designed to receive a platinum rating from LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and a silver rating from the WELL Building Standard.

News source: Dubai Press Office


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