When inaugurating the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, declared a plan to make Dubai the perfect city for urban living by giving amazing amenities. As per the scheme, the score of Dubai tenants is expected to touch 5.8 million by 2040, while the daytime population is set to enhance to 7.8 million in 2040.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO and Managing Director of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, stated the corporation is guided by the vision and directives of Sheikh Mohammed to maintain speed with Dubai’s ambitious urban schemes. “We do that through planning that is depending on the current future-shaping tools,” he stated. “Electricity and water infrastructure extension schemes are depending on demand anticipations till 2030, concerning the demographic and economic development in the emirate.”
Here know six assignments the emirate is going through to change the way residents would live in the future –
- Largest single-site natural gas power generation facility in the world
DEWA’s Jebel Ali Power and Desalination Complex is one of the major pillars to give Dubai high-quality, efficient, and trusted electricity and water services. The complex is confirmed by Guinness World Records as the biggest single-site natural gas power production amenity in the world at a capacity of 9,547 MW. The complex includes two major plants for power production and water desalination. Plant – 1, with a generation ability of 2,761 MW, consists of stations D, E, and G. Plant – 2, with a generation capacity of 6,786 MW, consists of stations K, L, and M.
- Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which DEWA is executing, is the biggest single-site solar park in the world, utilizing the independent power producer model. This would have a generation capability of 5,000 MW by 2030 with an overall acquisition of Dh50 billion.
Upon its completion, the Solar Park would decrease by over 6.5 million tons of carbon output yearly. The recent capacity at the Solar Park is 1,527 MW utilizing solar power panels. DEWA is executing more assignments with overall ability of 1,333 MW utilizing solar photovoltaic and focused solar power. The clean energy share is recent across 11.4% of the emirate’s energy blend and is expected to touch 14% by the end of 2022.
- A hydroelectric power plant in Hatta
DEWA is recently forming a 250MW pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant in Hatta. The plant’s generation capacity is set to touch 250 MW with a storage capacity of 1,500 MW-hours and a lifetime of around 80 years.
It has been the first of its type in the Gulf sector, with acquisitions of across Dh 1.421 billion. Turbines functioned by the pace of the waterfall from an upper puddle through a 1,200-meter water tunnel would be utilized to produce electricity, with great productivity in power production and storage of around 78.9% and with a 90-second reaction to request for electricity.
- Smart Grid
The Smart Grid is a major element of DEWA’s strategy to grow a modern infrastructure to support the Smart Dubai industry. The Smart Grid features programs with acquisitions of Dh 7 billion up that are done in the short, medium, and long-term till 2035.
- The green Charger for electric vehicles
Through the green charger initiative, DEWA recently gives over 325 charging stations for electric vehicles around the emirate of Dubai. This is acting to enhance this score to reach more than 1,000 stations by 2025.
- Digital DEWA
DEWA is forming a new digital future for Dubai through Digital DEWA, its digital arm. Through this initiative, DEWA set the targets to become the world’s first digital utility to utilize independent systems for renewable energy and storage, while extending Al and digital services.
Digital DEWA is depending on four pillars to give a new experience for utilities globally. The first pillar is commencing modern solar power technologies. the second involves a renewable power system with inventive depository technologies. The third is extending existing Al solutions to make Dubai the first city to give Al-based electricity and water services. The fourth pillar comprises getting the great potential advantages from the connected technologies making capable 24/7 world-class services delivery for Dubai, enhancing the country’s digital abilities to evolve smart cities, and giving inventive amazing resolutions.
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