Paperless Environment’ initiative eliminated 17 million pieces of paper by end 2019
24 million transactions done on DEWA’s Smart Office app in 2019
By ; Ahmed Soluman
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has presented its key projects and initiatives on sustainability and clean energy during its participation in the 13th World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2020 in Abu Dhabi. DEWA is the Efficiency Partner of WFES:one of the key events of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA,
These include the Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single site of its kind in the world, with a planned capacity of 5,000MW by 2030 at a total investment of AED 50 billion; the Green Hydrogen project, the first solar-driven hydrogen electrolysis facility in the Middle East and North Africa; and the Shams Dubai initiative to encourage customers to install solar photovoltaic solar panels to generate electricity and connect them to the power grid. So far, DEWA’s Shams Dubai has connected over 1,400 buildings with a capacity of 146MW. DEWA also promoted its Green Charger initiative, which encourages the public to have electric vehicles. DEWA has installed over 200 electric charging stations across Dubai.
DEWA also presented the Paperless Environment initiative, which it launched to support the Dubai Paperless Strategy. This initiative eliminated 17 million pieces of paper by the end of 2019. DEWA’s Smart Office app enables employees to complete tasks with ease and efficiency. A total of 24 million transactions were made on DEWA’s Smart Office app in 2019.
DEWA’s stand hosted a model of Al Shera’a, DEWA’s new headquarters, which will be the tallest, largest, and smartest government Zero Energy Building in the world. DEWA also highlighted the 22nd Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2020) and the 5th Dubai Solar Show. DEWA will organise both exhibitions from 26-28 October 2020 at the site of Expo 2020 Dubai.
Visitors to DEWA’s stand also learned about the 2nd Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME), the largest and most competitive competition among universities worldwide. It involves young people in the sustainable development process, and encourages them to innovate. It gives them the opportunity to unleash their creativity by developing innovative solutions that support global efforts to address the impact of climate change.
DEWA’s stand included prominent projects by its partners and subsidiaries, including the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy; The UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia); Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC (Moro); Mai Dubai; Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon); Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower); and Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO).