DEWA plans to build the largest CSP project in the world, using the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), recently visited the Noor Power Station 1 in Ouarzazate, south central Morocco, established by ACWA Power.
He was welcomed by ACWA Power officials Mohammed Abunayyan, chairman; Ishaq Alhammadi, UAE country manager and Badis Darraji, Morocco country manager, a DEWA press communique said.
Noor 1 station spans over 450 hectares, and makes use of half a million mirrors. It has an installed capacity of 160 megawatts (MW) and is based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model.
“Through this visit, we aim to enhance collaboration on clean solar energy. Clean energy is a great opportunity for the future, as demand keeps rising around the world,” said Al Tayer.
DEWA plans to build the largest CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) project in the world, using the Independent IPP model. When operational in April 2021 it will generate 1,000MW using this technology by 2030 in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park, a $13.6 billion Dubai Government initiative.