Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, inspected the authority’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, which features a modern design in line with its role as the official sustainable energy partner for Expo 2020 Dubai, and its efforts to reformulate the concept of service institutions and their contribution to transforming Dubai into the smartest city. And the happiest in the world.
The construction of the authority’s pavilion in the “Sustainability Zone” at Expo 2020 Dubai has been 100% completed, and its design is in line with the authority’s continuous pursuit of development and innovation, and this is reflected in the outer part of the pavilion covered with longitudinal strips that mimic moving gates, a reference to the authority’s constantly evolving initiatives.
Al Tayer indicated that the authority allocated 4.26 billion dirhams to supply this global event with electricity and water, and to support infrastructure projects for electricity and water networks at the exhibition using the latest smart systems. He added, “We are harnessing all our efforts, expertise and capabilities so that Expo 2020 Dubai achieves the desired success that befits the UAE within the framework of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to host the best version of the Expo that the world can witness.” Absolutely in Dubai, and that the experience of visitors to Dubai is an unforgettable one.”
Al Tayer explained that the authority aims, through its pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, to provide a unique experience for visitors and introduce them to the authority’s efforts that contribute to transforming Dubai into the smartest and happiest city in the world, as it highlights its innovative projects and initiatives, and includes three main areas: Eight projects for the authority, the backyard, and the solar decathlon competition area.
The pavilion highlights the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest solar energy complex in one location in the world, with a production capacity of 5,000 megawatts by 2030, and when completed, it will contribute to reducing more than 6.5 million tons of carbon emissions annually.
In its pavilion, DEWA is highlighting the “Green Hydrogen” project, the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region to produce hydrogen using solar energy, and it was built to be able to accommodate future applications and test platforms for the various uses of hydrogen, including transportation and industrial uses.
Digital DEWA, the digital arm of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, aims to become the first digital utility in the world to be enhanced with autonomous systems for renewable energy and storage, with the expansion of the use of artificial intelligence and the provision of digital services.
The authority presents the authority’s space program (SpaceD), which aims to build the authority’s capabilities and qualify an Emirati cadre specialized in the use of space technologies in electricity and water networks, and to benefit from the techniques of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its disruptive techniques in exchanging information through space communications and Earth observation technologies. DEWA will launch two communications and remote sensing satellites to monitor the performance and efficiency of photovoltaic solar panels at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
The pavilion includes a model of the authority’s new main building called “Al Sheraa”, which will be the tallest, largest and smartest zero-energy government building in the world. The total energy used in it throughout the year is equal to or less than the energy produced.
The hydroelectric station in Hatta
The 250 megawatt pumping and storage power plant in Hatta is the first of its kind in the Arabian Gulf region, with a storage capacity of 1,500 megawatt hours, and a lifespan of 80 years. In the production of electricity, the plant will rely on making use of the water stored in the Hatta Dam, and another upper dam being built in the mountainous region. Advanced turbines based on clean energy produced in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Energy Complex will work in reverse to pump water from the lower dam to the upper dam. to the bottom dam.
Dubai mountain peak and Hatta sustainable waterfalls
In addition to the hydroelectric station, DEWA is implementing two other projects in the Hatta region, namely the “Dubai Mountain Summit” and the “Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls”. The “Dubai Mountain Summit” project includes the construction of a 5.4-kilometre cable car to transport tourists from the Hatta Dam area to the Umm Al Nsour summit in the Hatta region, the highest natural peak in the Emirate of Dubai, with an altitude of 1,300 meters above sea level. As for the Hatta Sustainable Waterfalls project, it includes exploiting the slope of the upper dam, using it as a natural waterfall, creating a water stream along the parking lots below the dam, and developing the area and transforming it into recreational spaces, cafes and restaurants, so that this water can be collected at the end of the stream, recycled and pumped to the top of the slope. In addition to raising fish in the water stream, which is an element of attraction for children and families.
«Solar Decathlon – Middle East»
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has allocated a platform within its pavilion for the International Competition for Universities to Design Solar Homes (Solar Decathlon – Middle East), which is organized by the Authority under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, within the framework of Partnership between Dubai Electricity and Water Authority and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy with the US Department of Energy. DEWA will display models of the homes in which university teams participate in the second round of the competition, which will be held in conjunction with Expo 2020 Dubai, in addition to the smart and sustainable home, which won first place in the first round of the competition organized by the Authority in 2018, and designed by the American University of Virginia Tech team. .
world green economy organization
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority will allocate within its pavilion at the exhibition a platform for the World Green Economy Organization, which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in October 2016, during the activities of the World Green Economy Summit in Dubai, with the aim of promoting the transition to a green economy and supporting countries and organizations seeking to Achieving its green strategy and plans. The organization participates, along with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment in the country, and in cooperation with elite leading organizations, including the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Environment Program, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the World Bank Group. In organizing the “Regional Climate Week 2022” for the countries of the Middle East and North Africa region. The country will host this event on March 2 and 3, for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Saeed Al Tayer:
• «The authority allocated 4.26 billion dirhams to supply this global event with electricity and water, and to support infrastructure projects for electricity and water networks».
• «We are confident that (Expo 2020 Dubai) will be an international platform that contributes to the development of innovative solutions to the various challenges facing the world».
The “Dubai Electricity” pavilion at the “Expo” highlights the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest solar energy complex in one location in the world.
The “Green Hydrogen” project, the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region, to produce hydrogen using solar energy.
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