Abu Dhabi Energy announces a policy to define the conditions for establishing electric vehicle charging stations and the pricing mechanism

The Department of Energy in Abu Dhabi has announced the launch of the “Infrastructure Policy for Charging Electric Vehicles in Abu Dhabi”, in an important step aimed at creating a work system that supports achieving the goals of the “Emirates Strategic Initiative to achieve climate neutrality” by 2050.

The policy defines the conditions and criteria for establishing a network of electric vehicle charging stations throughout Abu Dhabi, and includes the principles for ownership, installation and management of electric vehicle supply equipment, the supply of electricity to such equipment, and the pricing mechanism for end customers.

Al-Siyassa expects a gradual increase in the use of electric vehicles on Abu Dhabi roads in the coming years.

The head of the Department of Energy in Abu Dhabi, Eng. Owaida Murshid Al Marar, said: “The policy of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is an important step on the road to enabling the growth of the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles in the Emirate, in line with the economic diversification strategies in Abu Dhabi, and fulfilling the commitments of the Emirate. on the Paris Climate Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

He added: “Since the largest demand for energy comes from industry, construction and transportation, the Department of Energy realizes that reducing carbon emissions in these sectors requires the provision of electricity from clean and renewable sources. It represents one of our main areas of focus in the department,” noting that in light of the proven benefits globally from the increased use of electric vehicles that are charged through the electric grid system, a strong system has been built to develop the electric vehicle markets and infrastructure in Abu Dhabi.

For his part, the Undersecretary of the Department of Energy in Abu Dhabi, Engineer Ahmed Mohammed Al Rumaithi, said that the new policy provides regulatory requirements and guidelines for benefiting from the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles, taking into account the benefits to customers, the economy and the environment.

He stressed that strengthening the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles, and developing the necessary policies to support the integration of new and emerging electric vehicle technologies across the electric grid, is a very important matter that will provide a practical solution to reduce carbon emissions in the transportation sector.

In addition to the Department of Energy, the concerned authorities responsible for implementing the regulatory policy consist of a number of government agencies in Abu Dhabi, including: the Department of Municipalities and Transport, the Integrated Transport Center, the Department of Economic Development, the Emirates Water and Electricity Company, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, Al Ain Distribution Company, ADNOC Distribution and Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council.

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