Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has unveiled its annual campaign on World Energy Day under the theme ‘World Energy Day: Your Path Towards COP28’.
As part of the campaign, DEWA hosted a series of virtual lectures in Arabic and English for several public and private schools. The lectures were attended by 11,238 students and discussed DEWA’s sustainable projects that contribute to achieving the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050.
DEWA’s key clean and renewable energy projects include the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world. The total capacity of the solar park has reached 2,627 MW using solar photovoltaic panels and concentrated solar power, with a planned production capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030. When completed by 2030, the solar park will reduce over 6.5 million metric tons of carbon emissions annually.
DEWA is also implementing a pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant in Hatta with a planned production capacity of 250 MW and a storage capacity of 1,500 megawatt-hours.
DEWA has also implemented the Green Hydrogen Project 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. The pilot project has been designed and built to accommodate future applications and test platforms for various uses of hydrogen, including energy production and transportation.
As part of its efforts to support green transportation in the UAE and encourage the use of environmentally friendly electric vehicles, DEWA has installed over 380 EV charging stations throughout Dubai as part of the EV Green Charger initiative. This number will increase to 1,000 stations by 2025.