To serve the electric vehicles for the exhibition visitors
Dubai Electricity installs two “green charger” stations at the Expo site
The installation of 17 green charger stations in the "Expo" is part of the authority's efforts to achieve the "Smart Dubai" initiative. From the source
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer: "The authority is committed to increasing the number of hybrid and electric cars and their spread in Dubai."
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has completed the installation of two "green charger" stations for charging electric cars at the Dubai Expo site office, as part of its efforts to make the Dubai Expo sustainable during the exhibition over a period of six months and beyond. The authority is also working on installing 15 stations in each of Opportunity, Sustainability and Mobility pavilions to serve electric vehicles for exhibition visitors.
As the official sustainable energy partner for the Dubai Expo, which is held from October 1, 2021 until March 31, 2022, DEWA allocated 4.26 billion dirhams to support infrastructure projects for electricity and water networks at the exhibition using the latest smart systems, in addition to providing Dubai Expo with clean energy from The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest solar energy complex in one location in the world, according to the independent product system.
The managing director and CEO of the authority, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, affirmed that “the authority is contributing, in cooperation with the concerned authorities, to preparing to host the best edition of the Expo that the world can ever witness in Dubai. The authority realizes the size of the responsibility entrusted to the national institutions to implement the directives of the leadership, and to harness all its expertise and capabilities to organize the Dubai Expo in a manner befitting the UAE and Dubai’s reputation.
He added that «the authority has accomplished, in the journey to host the Dubai Expo, giant projects and achievements on the ground, including the establishment and development of networks for the transmission of electricity and water, and the cost of the three main transmission stations amounted to about 420 million dirhams. We were keen to speed up the completion of our projects that support the provision of sustainable energy for the facilities of this global event in accordance with the highest standards of availability, reliability and efficiency. ”
He added that «the authority’s plan to install 17 green charger stations on the Expo site is part of our efforts to achieve the initiative» (Smart Dubai), launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the smartest city. The happiest globally, and the Dubai Plan 2021, which aims to make Dubai an integrated, smart, sustainable and innovative city in managing its resources, improving the quality of life in it and establishing its position as a global example in the field of green economy. Al Tayer affirmed the authority's commitment to increasing the number and spread of hybrid and electric cars in the emirate, in line with the Dubai Green Mobility 2030 strategy, and the Dubai strategy to reduce carbon emissions, which aims to reduce these emissions from the transport sector.
It is noteworthy that, with the approaching end of the free charging period for all electric vehicle owners registered in the “Green Charger” initiative, last November, the Authority announced an extension of the period for non-commercial electric cars until December 31, 2021, provided that this will be available exclusively at the public charging stations of the authority. , Not at home charging stations.
As for the owners of commercial vehicles belonging to institutions, companies, governmental and semi-government agencies, they must pay fees of 29 fils per kilowatt hour, as of next January.
240 charging stations
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has successfully installed more than 240 electric charging stations in various locations in Dubai, such as government agencies, real estate developers, airports, gas stations, shopping centers, some clinics and hospitals, and many commercial offices and residential complexes in the emirate, as part of the "Green Charger" initiative. In coordination with the concerned authorities in the Emirate of Dubai.