DEWA is proud to be the Official Sustainable Energy Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai and will provide this global event with electricity and water from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, excluding the electricity that will be generated on-site.
DEWA will feature hydrogen mobility at Expo 2020 by powering a number of fuel-cell vehicles that use hydrogen produced by the first solar-driven hydrogen electrolysis facility in the Middle East and North Africa. Live data of the green hydrogen electrolysis will be displayed at Expo 2020 Dubai.
DEWA is implementing the project in partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai and Siemens. It will be built at DEWA’s outdoor testing facilities in the Research and Development (R&D) Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. The move supports a green economy in the UAE.
DEWA is also supporting Expo 2020 through the Smart Dubai initiative, with Shams Dubai contributing power from solar arrays installed at Expo 2020. The Expo will also have electric vehicle charging stations from the Green Charger initiative to support the growing electric vehicle industry in Dubai.
Expo 2020 Dubai aims to have 50% of its power needs supplied from a variety of renewable energy sources, including ground-breaking projects of its own, such as the Sustainability Pavilion. DEWA allocated AED 4.26 billion to boost infrastructure projects to support Expo 2020. DEWA has built three 132/11kV substations with 45 kilometres (km) of high-voltage 132kV cables. The substations are called Sustainability, Mobility, and Opportunity. This supports Expo 2020’s theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, and its three sub-themes of Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity.
Power supplied to the Expo will come from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which will generate 5,000 megawatts of clean energy by 2030 and is the largest single-site solar park in the world. This will enable DEWA to build an excellent electricity infrastructure that meets Dubai’s development needs.