DEWA supplies around 88,000 kWh of electricity to EVs at Expo 2020 Dubai

By Salma C, Intern Reporter
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DEWA Electric Vehicles Charging Station
DEWA Electric Vehicles Charging Station, Dubai

State-owned utility service provider Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s Electric Vehicle Green Charging stations at Expo 2020 Dubai have provided 87,772 kilowatt-hours (KWh) of electricity for the EV of visitors.

During the first three months, with 3,681 charging transactions through the 19 charging stations in the Expo, DEWA helped visitors to travel approximately 415,000 kilometers in eco-friendly vehicles.

The service provider introduced five stations each at Opportunity, Sustainability, and Mobility Pavilions, two stations at the Expo 2020 office, and two stations at ENOC’s future service station. These EV Green Chargers can simultaneously charge up to 34 electric vehicles at the Expo site.

DEWA MD and CEO Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer praised the Expo 2020 Dubai visitors for using EVs, supporting the wise leadership’s vision to host one of the most sustainable Expos. This also supports the Dubai Green Mobility initiative to promote sustainable transport in line with the Emirate’s strategic objectives for sustainability, air quality, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The DEWA CEO further added that the utility service provider had allocated $1.15 billion to support power and water infrastructure projects at the Expo using the latest smart systems. DEWA also provided 19 EV green charger stations to charge electric vehicles at various places in the exhibition. Expo 2020 was also provided clean energy from Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park using the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model.

Mr. Waleed bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA, stated that the organization has provided its EV Green Charger service to registered customers and unregistered customers, who may avail of guest mode feature at any EV Green Charger stations in Dubai. DEWA has 325 charging stations across Dubai, including the ones at Expo 2020 Dubai.

DEWA creates an EV account instantly once the customer registers their vehicle with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). Customers can also set up an EV Green charger account on DEWA’s website and smart app or through the interactive voice response system in the Customer Care Centre, enabling them to use DEWA’s charging stations within an hour of vehicle registration.

DEWA is displaying a number of the most important projects in its Expo pavilion, including the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the Green Hydrogen project, Digital DEWA, its digital arm, which will turn DEWA into the first digital utility in the world and the Hatta hydroelectric station with a pumping and storage capacity of 250 MW.

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