Dewa: 300 electric vehicle charging stations by the end of 2020

35 billion dirhams are the value of clean energy projects in Dubai over 5 years

  • Part of the activities of the exhibition «WETEX and Dubai Solar Energy» organized by the Authority virtually.

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  • Saeed Al Tayer: “The (Corona) pandemic has accelerated the processes of digital transformation and the expansion of smart systems projects.”


The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) revealed that the value of clean energy projects in Dubai reaches 35 billion dirhams over the next five years, indicating that this comes within the overall plans for energy projects in the emirate with investments amounting to 86 billion dirhams.

The managing director and CEO of the authority, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, said during a press interview yesterday, on the sidelines of the «WETEX and Dubai Solar Energy» exhibition, which is organized by the Authority virtual, that «Dewa» intends to increase the number of green charger stations for electric cars from 270 stations currently to 300 stations By the end of this year.

Projects value

In detail, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, founder and president of the exhibition "WETEX and Dubai Solar Energy", said that the value of clean renewable energy projects to be implemented in the coming years in Dubai amounts to 35 billion dirhams.

Al Tayer added that some of these projects are currently under implementation, such as the renewable energy project in the Hatta region, which is considered one of the huge projects, and a qualitative new initiative at the regional level through a hydroelectric plant with a capacity of 250 megawatts that can be connected to the grid within seconds.


Al Tayer explained that the clean energy projects come within the total energy plans in Dubai amounting to 85 billion dirhams over five years, some of which include plans for infrastructure facilities, including overhead lines, ground lines, and substations, in addition to water lines and tanks, pointing out that the focus is currently on Water projects include switching from traditional methods of desalination to desalination methods by means of reverse osmosis systems and in the future expanding the use of these systems.

He stressed that “renewable energy projects in Dubai are proceeding rapidly according to the directives of the wise government leadership, as it was intended, for example, to reach 7% of the clean energy contributions during the current year, while the rate of 9% exceeds the expected rates. The target is to reduce carbon emissions by 16% over the past year, but we were able to reach 22%, ”indicating that it is also targeted that the production capacity of clean energy by 2050 will reach 5,000 megawatts.


Al Tayer pointed out that the Corona pandemic did not have negative effects on the efficiency of the energy sector in Dubai, but rather stimulated and accelerated the digital transformation and expansion of smart systems projects.

He said, "The authority has more than one million dealers, and there have been no impacts on the services provided during the last period, with the high efficiency of electric power stations and distribution networks in Dubai."

Al-Tayer stated that according to the assessment of the reports of neutral international bodies, the authority has reached advanced and top international levels in various fields, as the previous loss of electricity in the authority reached 7%, and finally it reached 3.3%, while in the American and European markets it still ranges between 6 and 7%. While the percentage of water loss in Dubai has reached about 6%, while global rates are now 15%.


Al Tayer stated that, through digital transformation plans and smart notifications, the authority can currently communicate with customers on an ongoing basis and notify them quickly about any water leakage, which is useful in plans to reduce water waste.

He explained that as part of its projects to support the transformation of electric cars more broadly and to provide the necessary services for that, the Authority intends to increase the number of green charging stations across Dubai from 270 stations currently to 300 stations by the end of this year.

Digital projects

The managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, said that the authority is continuing its future digital project plans through the "Moro" company affiliated with the authority and its technical and digital arm, which is one of the initiatives of "10x", indicating that the authority closed during the recent period It has five offices with the full ability of customers to complete their transactions remotely, allowing it to close any other offices during the coming period.

Clean energy projects come within investments amounting to 86 billion dirhams.

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