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Dewa creates blockchain ecosystem for EV owners

  • August 11, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) is helping electric vehicle owners obtain all transactions including EV Green Charger registration, charging, and billing and settlement on a trusted blockchain ecosystem.
 
This should enable faster, safer and more efficient transaction management, as well as saving time and effort.
 
“This step supports our efforts to achieve the Emirates Blockchain Strategy 2021 to enhance the efficiency of government performance by transforming 50% of federal government transactions to blockchain by 2021,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO of Dewa.
 
It is in alignment with the Dubai Blockchain Strategy to transform Dubai’s government into the world’s first government to conduct all its applicable transactions to blockchain by 2020. This also supports the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy 2021 to reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector.
 
The Dewa collaborates with other organisations to establish a unified national EV charging blockchain network that connects all public and private partners such as Smart Dubai, Roads & Transport Authority in Dubai, other utilities, EV retailers and private EV chargers across the UAE to enable access to information via a unified secure network.
 
“Dewa adopts the latest Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies and disruptive technologies to provide green and innovative solutions that build a sustainable future,” said Al Tayer. “This consolidates Dubai’s position as a capital for the green economy and sustainable development. The blockchain system for EV owners provides a single platform with high availability. It provides an integrated agile governance framework that supports transparency among all stakeholders.”
 
Through the EV Green Charger initiative, Dewa strives to encourage the use of environmentally friendly electric vehicles to protect the environment. Dewa provides more than 240 EV stations across different locations in Dubai. It also provides free charging for non-commercial EV owners until the end of 2021. This is exclusive to Dewa’s public charging stations and does not apply to home chargers.
 
Commercially registered users such as government, semi-government and private organisations are being charged a tariff of 29 fils per kilowatt hour.