DEWA participates in RTA’s Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is participating in the 12th Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST), organized by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), as the strategic sponsor.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA stressed DEWA’s support for all efforts to enhance sustainable transport in the UAE and abroad. This strengthens Dubai’s position as a global capital for a green economy and achieves sustainable development to ensure a brighter future for generations to come.

As a global logistics hub for transportation, Dubai aims to effectively manage emissions from the transport sector by creating effective solutions for green mobility in the UAE. To support these efforts, in 2015, DEWA established the first public infrastructure for electric vehicle charging in the region.

This is part of DEWA’s Green Charger initiative, which aims to promote eco-friendly modes of transportation such as hybrid and electric vehicles. DEWA now operates over 320 charging stations with over 530 charging outlets across the Emirate.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“As a member of the Dubai Green Mobility Initiative Committee, DEWA works closely with government entities and stakeholders from the private sector to adopt electric vehicles in Dubai. This supports the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to turn Dubai into the smartest and happiest city in the world. It also aligns with the Emirate’s strategic objectives in terms of sustainability, air quality, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

All EV users in Dubai, including local and international visitors, have access to DEWA’s Green Charger services. Unregistered users can use the ‘Guest Mode’ without the need to create an account with DEWA.

DEWA collaborates closely with RTA to simplify the registration process for Dubai residents by automatically creating an EV account once the vehicle is registered with RTA. Customers can use DEWA’s website and smart app, as well as a variety of digital map platforms, to locate charging stations.

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