Dubai: The Gulf
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, received Anthony Gatt, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Energy, Projects and Sustainable Development, heading a high-level delegation from the Ministry, in the presence of Maria Camilleri Caliga, Ambassador of the Republic of Malta to the UAE.
The visiting delegation included Jonathan Gerada, Head of Information Department at the Ministry of Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development, Christian Attard, Information and Communications Technology Officer, and Joseph Bartolo, Financial and Administrative Affairs Officer, to learn about DEWA’s success stories, best applications and leading global practices, in addition to the initiatives and projects that I launched it to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world.
Saeed Al Tayer reviewed the most important projects, initiatives and programs carried out by the authority, within the framework of achieving the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, to promote sustainability and innovation, and the transition towards a sustainable green economy.
Al Tayer highlighted the “Green Charger” initiative for electric vehicles, which it launched to provide the first public infrastructure for charging electric vehicles in support of the Dubai Green Mobility Strategy 2030, as part of its efforts to encourage the use of sustainable means of transportation represented by electric and hybrid vehicles, and as part of its endeavors to provide innovative and friendly solutions To contribute to reducing carbon emissions in the transportation sector, and consolidating Dubai’s position as a global capital of green economy and sustainable development.
He said that the authority has developed the “green charger” services to include new features, including making the “smart charging for electric vehicles” service available to all users of commercial and non-commercial electric vehicles, which allows them to charge their vehicles easily and conveniently at more than 300 of the authority’s “green charger” stations. Across Dubai, 19 “Green Charger” stations for charging electric vehicles were installed at the Expo 2020 Dubai site, in the Opportunities Pavilion, the Sustainability Pavilion, the Mobility Pavilion, and the Expo office site, to serve electric vehicles for Expo visitors.
He touched on the most prominent services provided by the authority to promote the “Green Charger” initiative; He highlighted the “Green Charger 2.0” project, which aims to develop a prototype for charging electric cars to support the outstanding customer experience in accordance with international best practices, by relying on artificial intelligence capabilities that enable it to identify the car, allowing the charger to identify the cable that matches the type of cable. The car, and the “blockchain” digital transaction technologies, which allowed the authority to owners of electric cars to conduct their transactions, register in the initiative, obtain charging and billing services and settle the final bill, in addition to the car charging service through the authority’s smart application, which allows all owners of electric cars registered in the service. The green charger charges their cars using the DEWA smart app, by scanning the QR code available at the DEWA’s public green charger stations, allowing them to charge their cars using the app or using the green charger card.
For his part, Anthony Gatt praised all the services and technologies that the authority adopts to motivate individuals, which contributes to promoting the acquisition of electric and hybrid cars and raising awareness about the importance of green mobility; As the authority is one of the most pioneering institutions in this field in the region and the Middle East.