Dubai's ENOC in solar pledge for all future fuel stations

Company says service stations will be powered by solar energy to support the UAE's long-term strategy
By Staff writer
Mon 23 Oct 2017 01:28 PM

All future ENOC service stations will be powered by solar energy to support the UAE’s long-term strategy, it has been announced.

The announcement, made during the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2017, is also in line with the Group’s commitment to be aligned with the Dubai 2021 Plan to become a smart and sustainable city.

Earlier this year, the Dubai-based company piloted the first solar-powered service station in the country at its Dubai Internet City facility.

The station features Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels on the roof of the canopy with a peak capacity of 120kW energy on an ideal day, generating approximately 30 percent more than the average energy required to run the station.

The excess energy generated is transmitted back to DEWA’s main grid through a DEWA solar meter that measures and monitors the power injected to the power grid.

Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO of ENOC, said: “Commitment to sustainable development fosters an innovative mindset that combines operational efficiency and profit generation with solutions that benefit communities and residents.

"With the success of our DIC service station, we will now install solar panels in all new stations to produce the alternative energy required to run these facilities. We aim to continue to provide our customers with high-quality products and services through expanding ENOC’s geographical footprint across the UAE.”

ENOC estimates more than 23GWh of solar energy will be generated to power the new stations by 2020, minimising the load on DEWA’s grid and power generating stations.

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