Hatta hydroelectric plant 70% complete says DSCE

The facility valued at US $387m is said to be on track for completion in Q4 2024

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) has announced that steady progress is being made on its hydroelectric power plant in Hatta, with 70% of the work already completed.

The plant, which is being built by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) at a total investment of US $387mn, is on track for completion in Q4 next year, stated DSCE in a meeting chaired by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

The meeting also discussed the progress of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park phases, in accordance with the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050. The project is set to provide 100% of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. The solar park’s production capacity has reached 2,327 megawatts (MW) in addition to 533MW underway, said DSCE in its statement.

DEWA announced the 1,800MW sixth phase of the solar park, due to reach 5,000MW of production capacity by the end of 2030. The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park includes a Research and Development Centre specialising in developing photovoltaic cells, storage batteries, and improving the efficiency of solar panels.

The meeting was also attended by Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary-General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and board members Dawood Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality; Abdulla bin Kalban, Managing Director of Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA); Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC); Juan-Pablo Freile, General Manager of Dubai Petroleum; and Hussain Al Banna, Acting CEO of the Strategy & Corporate Governance Sector at the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA).


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