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Chinese, digital DEWA cooperation for largest solar power plant in region

The digital arm of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Moro Hub, has signed an agreement with Huawei to build the largest solar-powered data center in the Middle East and Africa region.

The data center, to be built at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Solar Park, will use 100 percent renewable energy, according to a statement carried by WAM.

“The center will offer digital products and services using Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies, such as cloud services, the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI),” DEWA chief Saeed Mohammed Al-Tayer.

It will enable “global hyper-scalers to access carbon-free computing,” he added.

The partnership follows several initiatives by the Dubai government to pursue sustainable technology, especially across government operations.

“The carbon-neutral center supports Dubai’s efforts to exceed the goals of Dubai’s Carbon Abatement Strategy in reducing carbon emissions by 16 percent by 2021,” Al-Tayer said.

Source: Arab News

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