Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Police to deploy electric vehicle charging stations (Green Chargers) in Dubai Police stations. This will serve its visitors as well as Dubai Police electric vehicles.
The MoU builds on the strategic partnership between DEWA and Dubai Police to establish a comprehensive plan that supports Dubai’s futuristic vision and the shared efforts of DEWA and Dubai Police in promoting sustainability by encouraging the public to use environmentally friendly electric vehicles. The move also supports the strategic objective to promote sustainable development in Dubai.
The MoU was signed by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police.
“We launched the Green Charger initiative in 2015 to build the infrastructure for electric vehicle charging stations as one of our smart initiatives. Through this MoU, we will provide Green Chargers in all Dubai Police stations. This supports sustainability and encourages people to protect the environment by conserving its natural resources and using environmentally-friendly electric vehicles," said Al Tayer.
He noted that this will meet the goals of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, to promote sustainable development, promote a low-carbon economy, and encourage the use of clean-energy technologies including electric vehicles. This will also achieve the objectives of the Carbon Abatement Strategy, to reduce carbon emissions by 16% by 2021.
Al Tayer said that the Green charger initiative effectively contributes to increasing the number of electric vehicles in Dubai and rationalise the use of energy in the Emirate.
Maj. Gen. Al Marri praised the partnership between Dubai Police and DEWA, stressing that it represents an important and pivotal part of Dubai Police's agenda for a secure, smart, and sustainable future.
“The sustainable development map of Dubai Police Strategy 2030 will build a sustainable police force that is totally green,” said Al-Marri.
“The MoU supports Dubai Police’s approach to the gradual transition to environmentally friendly patrols. This, in turn, supports the government's vision of Dubai as a world-class platform for environment, water and energy conservation, and to provide the best innovative solutions and technologies in this field."
He said that Dubai Police has always been keen to achieve sustainable development and to preserve the environment and natural resources. It has many initiatives, including the ‘Police without Carbon’ initiative, in addition to its efforts to preserve the environment and expand green areas through the force’s One Million Trees initiative.
“I would like to reaffirm Dubai Police’s commitment to conserve energy in all its facilities and to use environmentally friendly patrols. The police are promoting a low carbon culture among its staff. It works also on improving the Public’s Health and Safety and reducing noise pollution from transport using the appropriate technologies, as well as taking a sustainable approach to all its new facilities. In addition, all these initiatives will apply world-class practices to give Dubai environmentally sustainable solutions,” said Al Marri.
DEWA has installed 200 Green Chargers across Dubai. To encourage the public to use eco-friendly electric vehicles, DEWA provides free charging for cars registered for the Green Chargers until the end of 2019.