Enoc to power all new pumps with solar energy

By Sheena Amos

DUBAI 27 October 2017: All future Enoc service stations will be powered by solar energy to support the UAE’s long-term strategy to target an energy mix that combines renewable, nuclear and clean energy sources to meet the country’s economic requirements and environmental goals.

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, said Wam.

Earlier this year, Enoc piloted the first solar-powered service station in the country at its Dubai Internet City, DIC, facility. The station features Photovoltaic 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 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’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.”

MOCCAE and Dewa sign MoU on solar carports

DUBAI: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MOCCAE, and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to install solar carports at the ministry’s building in Dubai.

The MoU was signed during Wetex 2017. These solar carports will have a total capacity of 220KW/h.

Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa signed the MoU in the presence of Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau.

“As part of its strategic objectives to enhance national efforts and initiatives to mitigate climate change based on anticipating the future and employing innovative technologies, solutions and best practices for dealing with climate change; the ministry is keen to reduce the UAE’s carbon footprint by taking preventive measures, and developing policies to reduce and adapt to the effects of climate change, which is one of the priorities of the first phase of the UAE Strategy for the Future,” Dr Thani said.

Al Tayer said, “The MoU is part of integrated efforts among local and federal organisations to achieve the vision of UAE wise leadership to continue sustainable development efforts, and balance economic, social and environmental development in the UAE. This supports the UAE Vision 2021 to create a sustainable environment in terms of air quality, reducing the carbon footprint, and increasing reliance on clean energy.”