UAE digital assets infrastructure company, Zero Two, part of sovereign wealth fund ADQ, has purchased 7.3 million megawatt hours of clean energy from EWEC (Emirates Water and Electricity Company), a leading company in the integrated coordination of planning, purchasing, and supply of water and electricity across the UAE. This is the largest single purchase of Clean Energy Certificates (CECs) to date and the first in the digital assets infrastructure sector.
The purchase agreement was signed by Ahmed Al Hameli, Chief Executive Officer of Zero Two; and Othman Al Ali, Chief Executive Officer of EWEC.
Under the purchase agreement, EWEC will provide Zero Two with clean energy certificates to decarbonize its operations and support the company’s progress against sustainability objectives.
Othman Al Ali, Chief Executive Officer of EWEC, said, “Our clean energy transaction with Zero Two provides EWEC with a unique opportunity to further accelerate the country’s energy transition and decarbonization of industries in line with the UAE Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiative.”
He added, “This first-of-its-kind transaction in the digital assets infrastructure sector, which also constitutes the largest ever single CECs purchase to date, demonstrates both EWEC’s and Zero Two’s commitment to supporting the nation’s sustainability and environmental agenda and is an example of the practical and tangible steps UAE entities can take to decarbonize their operations and address the pressing challenge of climate change.”
Ahmed Al Hameli, CEO of Zero Two, said, “The purchase of EWEC’s Clean Energy Certificates demonstrates our dedication to sustainability and commitment to decarbonizing our digital assets infrastructure. Operating our assets with clean energy enables us to support Abu Dhabi’s transformation into a sustainable economic powerhouse while also contributing to the UAE’s long-term vision of a net zero future.”
Zero Two recently partnered with Marathon Digital to build two bitcoin mining farms in the UAE.