DEWA at the World Future Energy Summit 2023

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is showcasing its key projects and innovative initiatives in sustainability, clean and renewable energy at the 15th World Future Energy Summit (WFES) from 16-18 January 2023. This is part of Abu Dhabi Sustainable Development Week (ADSW), hosted by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar). DEWA is an associate partner of the ADSW launch ceremony.

DEWA invites the public to visit its stand in Hall 5 (Energy Hall) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) to learn about its key projects in the renewable and clean energy sector and smart initiatives, as well as its efforts to promote sustainable development and the transition to a sustainable green economy.

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

At its stand at WFES, DEWA is highlighting the latest developments at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the world’s largest single-site solar park operating on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. It contributes to Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Dubai’s Net Zero Carbon Strategy 2050, which calls for 100% of Dubai’s total power capacity to come from clean energy sources by 2050.  Upon completion, the project will have the world’s largest thermal storage capacity of 15 hours, allowing for 24-hour energy availability. Phase 4 will provide clean energy for some 320,000 homes and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.6 million tonnes per year.

Green Hydrogen project

On the DEWA stand at WFES is the Green Hydrogen Project, which DEWA has implemented in collaboration with Expo 2020 Dubai and Siemens Energy at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. This is the first project of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa to produce hydrogen using solar energy.

Hydroelectric power plant in Hatta

Also on the DEWA stand is a pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant being built by DEWA in Hatta. It will have a generation capacity of 250 MW and a storage capacity of 1,500 megawatt hours. It is the first plant of its kind in the Gulf region. The hydropower plant will be an energy storage facility with a 78.9% turnover efficiency, using water stored in an overhead dam that is converted into kinetic energy as the water moves through a 1.2 kilometre long underground tunnel.

Innovation Centre

Visitors to the stand will also be able to learn about the DEWA Innovation Centre in Dubai’s Sunshine Park. It aims to spread the culture of innovation among organisations and individuals. It also highlights the sectors that will lead the innovation process in the future and develop the capabilities of the next generation of innovators. The Innovation Centre offers visitors the opportunity to watch innovative shows using drones and hologram technology, as well as try a ride on an autonomous bus. Using metaverse technology, the Innovation Centre offers visitors a unique experience through a virtual tour of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

Green charger

On display at the DEWA stand was the Green Charger for electric vehicles. DEWA has installed some 350 charging stations across Dubai to support green mobility in the emirate and UAE, and encourage individuals and organisations to purchase eco-friendly electric vehicles.

Digital DEWA

The DEWA stand also showcases several subsidiaries of Digital DEWA, the digital division of DEWA, which aims to redefine the utility concept and build a new digital future for Dubai. Digital DEWA focuses on four main areas: launching advanced solar technologies in Dubai, operating a renewable energy network using innovative energy storage technology, integrating clean energy and storage systems, and expanding the use of integrated solutions for artificial intelligence. This is being achieved through Digital DEWA’s subsidiaries: Data Hub Integrated Solutions (Moro), InfraX and DigitalX.

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