Dubai, UAE (December 14, 2023): As the world gathers for COP28 in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is proudly taking a leading role in promoting green hydrogen as a key driver of sustainable energy. With ambitious goals to increase green hydrogen production and reduce its cost, DEWA’s commitment to this clean fuel is shaping a brighter future for energy security and environmental protection.
Green Hydrogen: A Beacon of Clean Energy:
Green hydrogen, produced using renewable energy sources like solar and wind power, offers a promising alternative to fossil fuels. It emits no harmful greenhouse gases during combustion, making it a crucial player in the fight against climate change.
DEWA recognizes the immense potential of green hydrogen and is actively working to unlock its full potential. The authority’s Green Hydrogen project, launched in 2021, aims to produce 450 megawatts (MW) of green hydrogen by 2030, positioning Dubai as a global leader in this field.
Lowering the Cost, Expanding the Reach:
DEWA understands that widespread adoption of green hydrogen hinges on affordability. By investing in research and development, the authority is working tirelessly to reduce the production cost of green hydrogen. This includes exploring innovative technologies like electrolysis and fuel cell advancements.
Furthermore, DEWA is forging strategic partnerships with international organizations and private companies to accelerate the development and deployment of green hydrogen infrastructure. These collaborations will not only benefit Dubai but also pave the way for wider adoption across the globe.
Beyond Energy: A Catalyst for Sustainability:
DEWA’s commitment to green hydrogen extends beyond energy generation. The authority envisions a future where green hydrogen fuels various sectors, including transportation, manufacturing, and agriculture. This diversified application will not only reduce carbon footprint across these industries but also create new jobs and economic opportunities.
Leading by Example:
DEWA’s ambitious green hydrogen plans are not mere words; they are concrete actions driving real change. The authority’s successful implementation of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park serves as a testament to its ability to deliver on ambitious sustainability goals. With similar dedication, DEWA is confident in its ability to make green hydrogen a reality, not just for Dubai, but for the world.
This is just the beginning of DEWA‘s journey with green hydrogen. As COP28 shines a spotlight on sustainable solutions, DEWA stands at the forefront, illuminating the path towards a cleaner and brighter future.