DEWA installs two EV green charger stations at Expo 2020 Dubai office

DEWA has invested $1.2bn to build the electricity and water infrastructure for Expo 2020 Dubai using the latest smart systems

DEWA plans to install 17 electric vehicle green charger stations at the Expo site. [representational]
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DEWA plans to install 17 electric vehicle green charger stations at the Expo site. [representational]

In a move to make the six-month life span of the Expo 2020 Dubai sustainable, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has installed two electric vehicle (EV) green charger stations at the offices of the World Expo.

The utility giant has plans to install 15 more stations at the Opportunity, Sustainability, and Mobility pavilions for EV owners at the World Expo that will run from 1 October, 2021 31 March, 2022.

As the Official Sustainability Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, DEWA has invested $1.2bn (AED4.3bn) to build the electricity and water infrastructure for the event using the latest smart systems.

It will also provide clean energy to Expo 2020 Dubai from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (MBR Solar Park), which recently, the largest single-site solar park in the world based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model with a planned capacity of 5,000 MW in 2030.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said: “Our plan to install 17 electric vehicle green charger stations at the Expo site is part of our work to achieve the Smart Dubai initiative, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world.

Al Tayer added that DEWA aims to increase the number of hybrid and electric vehicles in Dubai, which supports the Dubai Green Mobility Strategy 2030 and the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy 2021 to reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector.

To date DEWA has completed several major projects, including constructing electricity and water transmission networks for the Expo 2020 Dubai. Al Tayer highlighted that the total cost of DEWA’s three substations at the site of the World Expo reached $114.3m (AED420m).

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