By : Mohamed Shawky
In a new step which confirms Dubai’s leadership in the field of clean and renewable energy, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has invited globally reputed consulting companies to submit their offers to develop an ambitious strategy for the production of green hydrogen, which represents one of the pillars of a sustainable future that depends on accelerating the transition to carbon neutrality to support a green economy. The objectives are to develop the green mobility sector, and reduce carbon emissions from various industries, as well as generating electrical and thermal energy, producing water and other applications.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD&CEO of DEWA said: " We work in line with of the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote the transformation of Dubai to a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. Our efforts also align with Dubai’s commitment to sustainability and to enhance its proactive role in shaping and supporting the future of energy and climate change".
"Recently, Green Hydrogen has been receiving more global attention as a clean energy source that supports global efforts to reduce carbon emissions, as well as dealing with climate change and global warming. The production of green hydrogen is part of DEWA’s efforts to support the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100% of the energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. This project contributes to paving the way for building a green economy based on clean energies, and among the green hydrogen,” added Al Tayer.
The Green Hydrogen project, which has been implemented in collaboration between DEWA, Expo 2020 Dubai, and Siemens Energy at DEWA’s R&D Centre in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa to produce hydrogen using solar power. The pilot plant was designed to facilitate future applications and test platforms of different uses for hydrogen, such as energy production, and transportation.
To achieve the objectives of the Dubai Green Mobility Strategy 2030 to encourage the use of sustainable transportation, as well as the UAE’s Hydrogen Vehicles System, which aims to develop the hydrogen economy in the UAE, open up local markets to hydrogen vehicles, and encourage an increase in the number of environmentally friendly vehicles. DEWA, in partnership with Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), is studying building a hydrogen fueling station.