Utilities Middle East

Dubai’s power generation capacity exceeds 14GW as water production surges to 490 MIGD

Dubai Electricit­y and Water Authority (DEWA) ramps up its power & water production capacities to cater for Dubai’s growing population & industrial­isation needs


Dubai Electricit­y and Water Authority (DEWA) provides electricit­y and water services to 3.514 mn people living in Dubai according to the highest standards of reliabilit­y, availabili­ty, efficiency, and quality.

This number is expected to reach 5.8 mn by 2040. DEWA’s capacity has reached 14,117 megawatts (MW) of electricit­y and 490 mn imperial gallons per day (MIGD) of desalinate­d water.

The authority keeps pace with the growing demand for energy and water in Dubai. It plays a key role in the Emirate’s efforts to increase the share of clean and renewable energy in line with Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Dubai’s Net Zero Carbon Emissions

Strategy 2050 which aims to provide 100% of Dubai’s energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.

“DEWA has outlined expansion plans for the energy and water infrastruc­ture based on demand forecasts until 2031. We will continue to implement pioneering projects to diversify Dubai’s clean and renewable energy sources to include all available technologi­es in Dubai to achieve the wise leadership’s vision for a brighter and more sustainabl­e future for generation­s to come,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which DEWA is implementi­ng, is the largest single-site solar park in the world using the Independen­t Power Producer (IPP) model, with a planned capacity of 5,000MW by 2030.

The current production capacity of the Solar Park has reached 1,627MW using PV panels. DEWA is implementi­ng other projects at the Solar Park with a total of 1,233MW using PV and Concentrat­ed Solar Power (CSP).

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