Every aspect of Dubai is absolutely ideal for a motivational story- even the electricity!
The Dubai Media Office just put out a tweet regarding the story of electricity, and it really, truly shows us how far we’ve come.
It all began with a humble power generator in 1952
Just 70 years ago, the Emirate installed their first power generator. Within seven years, in 1959, the Dubai Electricity Company was established under the guidance of one of our founding fathers, the late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
Exactly one year later in 1970, we had a power capacity of 43 MW. To compare, today, in 2022 DEWA’s capacity has reached a whopping 14,117MW!
On January 1, 1992, Dubai’s electricity and water departments merged to form DEWA under the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Fast forward to today, 2050, under His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the DEWA is now taking an environment-friendly, future-oriented direction.
Story of Electricity in #Dubai
First power generator
Dubai Electricity Company established
Power capacity reached 43 MW
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority formed
DEWA’s capacity reached 14,117MW
100% of total energy need from clean sources pic.twitter.com/VzqAFjWFpi
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) July 26, 2022
2050 Goals: 100% of total energy in Dubai will come from clean sources
That’s right! the DEWA is now on the path to securing 100% of the total energy needed from clean sources.
Just a week ago, DEWA made an announcement regarding plans to invest Dhs40 billion on capital expenditure in the next five years including the expansion of renewable and clean energy projects.
Glad to see it happen, We’re feeling sparks of wonder and excitement!