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DEWA to unveil its green H2 strategy in 2022

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that it will unveil its strategy on hydrogen in 2022 as the UAE prioritizes investment in clean fuel as part of its energy transition efforts.

The utility is at present undertaking a DH50 million hydrogen pilot project with Germany's Siemens Energy.

"We studied the pros and cons. Though, the price is very positive right now. We're putting terms of reference to move the strategy for hydrogen, and it will take maybe one year to complete this strategy, but I think hydrogen will compete in the future," stated Saeed Al Tayer, Managing Director, DEWA

The 300-kilowatt green hydrogen plant is being developed at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the site of the UAE's biggest solar plant.

The pilot project being developed by Dewa, Expo 2020 and Siemens Energy intends to demonstrate how hydrogen can be produced from solar power, as well as how to store and re-electrify the clean fuel.

DEWA is also examining the use of hydrogen in mobility, particularly in public transportation, Mr. Al Tayer said.

The UAE plans to offer hydrogen-powered transportation locally as part of a broader roadmap exploring the potential of the fuel, which has become an important part of regional energy diversification strategies. 

Author : Debi Dash
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