Expo City Dubai to be solar powered

Solar panels on Expo City Dubai

Expo City Dubai and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) have signed an agreement to fully power Expo City with renewable energy, marking a significant milestone in its journey towards achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

Expanding on Expo City’s current on-site renewable energy capacity, DEWA will now permanently provide solar energy to the entire site through International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) sourced from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. This initiative aligns with the central mission of the recently concluded COP28.

Initially supplying over 100,000 megawatt-hours of power, estimated based on the total consumption for 2023, additional I-RECs will be incorporated in the future to cater to the growing energy needs of the community. Furthermore, Expo City has plans to independently enhance its on-site capacity in the upcoming years.

The shift in energy source will offer positive impacts for Expo City’s tenants and eventual residents, as well as the growing number of events held on site.