Dewa’s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park to provide power for Expo 2020 site

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) will provide power capacity to the Expo 2020 site including 400 megawatts from its Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park.

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Above, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed, Chairman of Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee, right, and Saeed Al Tayer, chief executive of Dewa, during the signing ceremonies. Courtesy Expo 2020 Dubai

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) will provide power capacity to the Expo 2020 site including 400 megawatts from its Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park.

A Memorandum of Understanding signed by Dewa and expo organisers will ensure both electricity and water is delivered for the event from October 2020 to April 2021.

Dewa will invest Dh420 million into the infrastructure needed for expo including three substations and 45 kilometres of cabling, a statement from the expo organisers said.

Around half of the event’s power needs will be met from renewable sources and Dewa is supporting the organisers’ efforts to build capacity on site including at the Sustainability Pavillion.

“This agreement opens up many opportunities as we share knowledge and experience in a joint effort to maximise our reliance on clean energy, such as solar power,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed, Chairman of Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee, according to the statement.

Dewa’s managing director and chief executive Saeed Al Tayer said that the tie up with Expo 2020 Dubai supported the UAE’s strategy to increase the use of clean energy. More info

By Staff  thenational.ae

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