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Dewa's total energy production capacity soars to 14,117MW

DUBAI, July 3, 2022

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has announced that its total production capacity of energy has surged to 14,117 after adding 700MW more power. 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. 
By adding 100MW from the 900MW fifth phase, the current production capacity of the MBR Solar Park, has reached 1,627MW using PV panels, said the utility in a statement. 
Dewa is implementing other projects at the Solar Park with a total of 1,233MW using PV and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), it stated.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa, said the move is aimed at meeting the growing demand for electricity and water services according to the highest standards of availability, reliability, efficiency, and quality. 
Dewa, he stated, 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," he added.
Al Tayer said 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 Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100 percent of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.
The current production capacity of the Hassyan Power Complex has reached 1,800MW, using the IPP model. A further 600MW will be added in 2023. 
This will raise the capacity of the Complex to 2,400MW. The Hassyan Power Complex, which runs on natural gas, adds to the Jebel Ali Power Plant and Water Desalination Complex, which is one of the key pillars to providing Dubai with electricity and water services according to the highest standards of reliability, efficiency, and quality. Jebel Ali has a total production capacity of 9,547MW of electricity.-TradeArabia News Service


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