Dewa will provide 100% renewable energy at Expo 2020 Dubai
Government authority has allocated up to $1.16bn (AED4.26bn) to support electricity and water infrastructure at the event
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) announced that energy used during Expo 2020 Dubai will be 100% generated from renewable sources, with up to $1.16bn (AED4.26bn) allocated to support electricity and water infrastructure at the event.
According to state news agency, Wam, the government entity has implemented a number of megaprojects for the generation, transmission, and distribution of renewable energy to Expo 2020, including 422MW of renewable energy from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
Commenting on the electricity projects planned for Expo 2020, managing director and chief executive officer of Dewa, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, said: “The total value of electricity projects implemented by Dewa to support Expo reached $114m (AED420m), which included the construction of three major substations with a total capacity of 132/11KV. The substations are named Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability after the three subthemes of Expo 2020.”
Speaking to Wam, Al Tayer also commented on emergency preparations at Expo 2020 saying that the government authority has an integrated system for risk management and institutional resilience to deal with various types of risks and threats in relation to the energy sector.
He added: “A number of mobile power generators have been allocated to facilitate the connection of the power grid to Expo 2020 in case of an emergency."
Al Tayer also said that Dewa will install ‘Green Charger’ electric vehicle charging stations to encourage the use of environmentally-friendly cars.