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DEWA reveals plans to power UAE's largest eco-friendly attraction

Utility announces plans to support the development of the Al Marmoom Conservation Reserve

DEWA reveals plans to power UAE's largest eco-friendly attraction

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced plans to support the development of the Al Marmoom Conservation Reserve with six sustainable development projects.

Launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Al Marmoom Conservation Reserve aims to become the UAE’s largest environmental tourist destination that attracts one million visitors annually.

The Reserve, which will be a home for the area’s unique plants and animals and local and migratory birds, will feature a total of over 20 projects implemented by nine government organisations.

DEWA’s projects include powering it with clean energy from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to help protect the environment and promote sustainable development.

It also plans to install solar panels on the rooftops of the reserve’s facilities and connect them to DEWA’s grid as part of the Shams Dubai initiative.

Green Charger electric vehicle charging stations will also be installed while smart meters, interactive screens, smart environmental sensors, and internet access will also feature.

DEWA will also develop an advanced water infrastructure at Al Marmoom Reserve, which meets the highest international standards, it said in a statement.

DEWA said it is pleased to participate in this plan, through projects that support sustainable development in its economic, environmental, and social aspects.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is located within Al Marmoom Reserve, is the largest single-site solar project in the world with a total planned capacity of 5,000 megawatts (MW) by 2030.

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