DEWA commissioned 200 MW solar plant
Post date: 20/03/2017 - 20:12
The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has commissioned the 200 MW phase II of the »Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park« project. 51 percent of the plant is owned by DEWA and 49 percent by the consortium formed by ACWA Power and TSK.
In January 2015, DEWA selected a consortium led by Saudi independent power producer ACWA Power and Spanish engineering firm TSK to build the plant. DEWA originally planned to allocate just 100 MW of PV capacity through phase II, but this was doubled to 200 MW after DEWA reviewed a 200 MW project proposal submitted by ACWA and TSK. The »Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park« was created in an effort to diversify Dubai’s energy mix. It is a multi-phase project that's expected to generate 1,000 MW by 2020 and 5,000 MW by 2030 for a total investment of Dh50 billion ($14 billion).