Dubai now produces 14% of power through clean energy

  • Date: 01-Jan-2023
  • Source: Gulf News
  • Sector:Oil & Gas
  • Country:UAE
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Dubai now produces 14% of power through clean energy

Dubai: Dubai now produces 14 per cent of its power through clean energy, it was revealed on the New Year’s Day. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), today announced that the production capacity of clean energy in Dubai has reached 2,027 megawatts (MW) using photovoltaic solar power (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP). This is about 14 per cent of Dubai’s total power production capacity of 14,517 MW. The announcement was made during Al Tayer’s visit to the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, a project of DEWA as the largest single-site solar park in the world using the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. It will have a production capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030, using PV solar panels and CSP. Al Tayer inspected progress on the fourth phase of the park, where 417MW have been connected to DEWA’s grid. This includes 217MW from photovoltaic solar panels, and 200MW from CSP using parabolic basins. The fourth phase of the solar park is 92 per cent complete. Al Tayer met with DEWA’s Emirati employees who are trained on clean energy projects of the fourth phase of the solar park. This phase