Hatta Hydroelectric Plant set for 2025 completion

The project will play a key role in realising the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Net Zero Strategy 2050

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that nearly 80% of the work has been completed on the Hatta Hydroelectric Plant, which was set up with an investment of US $381mn. The project is scheduled for completion by early 2025.

Once fully operational, the Hatta project will boast a capacity of 250MW and a storage capacity of 1,500MWh, along with a lifespan of 80 years.

The hydroelectric plant is a key component of DEWA’s sustainable project portfolio, incorporating cutting-edge technologies. Such initiatives are integral to the authority’s commitment to delivering world-leading services and actively seeking sustainable solutions for current and future challenges, particularly those associated with climate issues.

By embracing these advancements, Dubai aims to strengthen its position as one of the most innovative and future-ready cities globally, while significantly contributing to the realisation of Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050.

On an inspection tour of the Hatta site, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai said, “Dubai’s qualitative achievements in the clean energy sector, and its ability to transform innovative ideas into giant national projects, embody Dubai’s spirit of leadership and vision of comprehensive and sustainable development.”

He added, “This advancement is evident in the completion rates of the hydroelectric plant, which have reached approximately 80%. Slated to be operational by the beginning of 2025, the project helps realise the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Net Zero Strategy 2050, aiming for 100% of energy production capacity from clean sources by 2050. Such achievements reinforce our country’s positive role in addressing the effects of climate change and its influential global position in climate action, as exemplified by its hosting of COP28 in Expo City Dubai.”

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