DEWA will supply 100% of its electrical capacity from clean energy sources by 2050
Dubai: Dubai is poised to play a key role in the global green hydrogen sector as demand for renewable energy sources grows.
The green hydrogen project, implemented by DEWA in collaboration with Expo 2020 Dubai and Siemens Energy at 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 energy. The 10,000 square meter pilot plant will house test facilities for different uses of hydrogen, including power generation and transportation.
Daytime solar power from the park will power the project, which is expected to produce about 20.5 kilograms of hydrogen per hour at 1.25 megawatts of peak power. The plant will produce 5,000 megawatts of clean energy by 2030.
“The Green Hydrogen Project aligns with Dubai’s commitment to sustainability and its unwavering support for energy and climate change issues,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
He said the project supports Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Dubai’s Net Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050. clean energy by 2050.
DEWA has invited consulting companies to submit their bids to develop an ambitious green hydrogen production strategy. The objectives are to develop the green mobility sector; reducing carbon emissions from various industries; generate electrical and thermal energy, produce water and other applications.
Green hydrogen is produced by electrolysis from renewable energy sources. This technology makes it possible to store large amounts of energy for long periods of time. Hydrogen can be used for re-electrification via gas engines, gas turbines and fuel cells. Studies show that the production of green hydrogen will increase by 57% per year to reach 5.7 million tonnes in 2030.
It can also be used as:
- raw materials for the chemical industry;
- fuel for transportation;
- Reducing agent for the steel industry;
- Produce heat for industrial processes such as gas for residential heating; and
- Culinary purposes.