Dubai invites bids for green hydrogen strategy

Phase I of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar project. Source: http://www.dewa.gov.ae. All Rights Reserved.

October 29 (Renewables Now) - State-owned utility Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, or DEWA, has invited consulting companies to make proposals for the development of a strategy for the production of green hydrogen as the emirate is seeking to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

Green hydrogen will be central to the development of the green mobility sector and will play a key role in cutting carbon emissions from various industries and generating electrical and thermal energy on Dubai's path to reaching 100% clean energy production capacity by 2050, DEWA said on Wednesday.

In May, DEWA, Expo 2020 Dubai and Germany's Siemens Energy AG (ETR:ENR) inaugurated a pilot plant for the production of hydrogen from solar power, which is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa. Located at the DEWA Research and Development Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park in Dubai, the hydrogen facility uses solar power during the day to produce hydrogen which is converted into electricity at night.

In addition to the pilot plant, DEWA and Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) are studying building a hydrogen fuelling station as part of the Dubai Green Mobility Strategy 2030.

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