DEWA increases production capacity of energy and water

DEWA increases production capacity of energy and water

DUBAI, 26th July, 2022 (WAM) -- Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) provides electricity and water services to 3.514 million people living in Dubai according to the highest standards of reliability, availability, efficiency, and quality.

This number is expected to reach 5.8 million by 2040. DEWA's capacity has reached 14,117 megawatts (MW) of electricity and 490 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) of desalinated water.

The authority keeps pace with the growing demand for energy and water in Dubai. It plays a key role in the Emirate's efforts to increase the share of clean and renewable energy in line with Dubai's Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Dubai's Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 which aims to provide 100% of Dubai's energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said, "DEWA has outlined expansion plans for the energy and water infrastructure based on demand forecasts until 2031. We will continue to implement pioneering projects to diversify Dubai's clean and renewable energy sources to include all available technologies in Dubai to achieve the wise leadership's vision for a brighter and more sustainable future for generations to come."

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which DEWA is implementing, is the largest single-site solar park in the world using the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, with a planned capacity of 5,000MW by 2030.

The current production capacity of the Solar Park has reached 1,627MW using PV panels. DEWA is implementing other projects at the Solar Park with a total of 1,233MW using PV and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP). Clean energy share in Dubai's energy mix has reached 11.5% and is expected to reach 14% by the end of 2022.

DEWA's Jebel Ali Power and Desalination Complex is one of the key pillars to providing Dubai with high-quality, efficient, reliable electricity and water services. The Complex has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the world's largest single-site natural gas power generation facility, with a capacity of 9,547MW.

DEWA currently has 43 Multi-Stage Flash (MSF) water desalination units with a total production capacity of 427 MIGD of water at the D-, E-, G-, K-, L, and M Stations. It also has 2 SWRO plants with a production capacity of 63 MIGD. DEWA's total production capacity of desalinated water is 490 MIGD.

The H-Station Power Plant in Al Aweer is one of DEWA's key projects to meet the reserve margin criterion set for peak electricity demand in Dubai. The station's current installed capacity is 1,996MW of electricity.

The current production capacity of the Hassyan Power Complex, which runs on natural gas, has reached 1,800MW, using the IPP model. A further 600MW will be added in 2023. This will raise the capacity of the Complex to 2,400MW.