Utilities Middle East

Dubai’s renewable energy capacity tops 1.6GW

Dubai Electricit­y and Water Authority (DEWA) has added 700MW of energy production capacity, totalling 14,117MW, with 1,627 MW from renewable energy


Dubai Electricit­y and Water Authority (DEWA) announced that the total production capacity of energy has reached 14,117 megawatts (MW) after adding 700MW.

This includes 600MW from the Hassyan Power Complex, which runs on natural gas, and 100 MW from photovolta­ic (PV) solar panels at the 5th phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which DEWA is implementi­ng.

It 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.

By adding 100MW from the 900MW fifth phase, the current production capacity of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al

Maktoum 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). Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA said that Dubai is prioritisi­ng the provisions of an advanced infrastruc­ture that contribute­s to consolidat­ing its position as a preferred destinatio­n for living, working, investing, and visiting.

“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 Al Tayer. He noted that the clean energy share in Dubai’s energy mix has reached 11.5% and is expected to reach 14% by the end of 2022. “This supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100% of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.”

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