For the much awaited Expo 2020, the event site will be powered by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) 400MW Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park.
A Memo of Understanding between Dewa and exhibition organizers will guarantee that water & electricity will be delivered from the month of October 2020 until April 2021.
The government agency is set to invest 420 million dirhams into the infrastructure required for exhibition together with 3 substations as well as forty-five kilometers of cabling, according to a press release from the exhibition organizers.
About 1/2 the event’s electricity requirement will be coming from renewable sources and Dewa is backing up the organizers’ work plan to create capacity on location as well as Sustainability Pavilion.
As per the statement from Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed, the Chairman of Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee, this agreement will pave the way for more opportunities as we continue to share information and skill during a combined effort to maximize UAE’s reliance on clean energy, like solar energy.
Saeed Al Tayer, Dewa’s management director and chief exec., stated that the collaboration with Expo 2020 Dubai supported the country’s strategy to extend the utilization of clean energy.
The officer further stated that Dewa has dedicated a huge portion of its funds to clean energy projects to put in line with Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to come up with seven percent of Dubai’s overall power output from clean energy by 2022, twenty five percent by 2030, and seventy five percent by 2050.
Dewa is devoting 3 billion dirhams to assist Dubai meet increasing demand for electricity.
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