Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

China-backed $4bn Concentrated Solar Power project set for financial close by August

Developer ACWA Power has now signed key PPA and EPC agreements for the 700 MW plant in Dubai while Chinese partner Shanghai Electric has started optimization activities along the supply chain, project partners told the MENA New Energy 2018 conference. Last month, Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power signed an Engineering, [...]

DEWA to tender 300-MW concentrated solar power (CSP) by the start of 2019

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority will tender a 300 megawatt concentrated solar power (CSP) plant for the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park before the first quarter of 2019 as the UAE looks to meet 7 per cent of its power needs from the sun by 2020, [...]

Dubai pushes concentrated solar power cost to world’s lowest

In terms of per-unit cost, the new CSP project, valued at Dh14.2 billion, has achieved the world’s lowest Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE) of 7.3 US cents per kilowatt hour (kW/h), according to Dewa. The CSP project is expected to provide clean energy to over 270,000 homes in Dubai, estimated [...]

ICBC leads US$1.5 billion loan for Dubai concentrated solar power project

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has been mandated as lead arranger for a US$1.5 billion senior loan to help finance the fourth phase of the Mohamed bin Rashid Solar Park in Dubai. ICBC will be joined on the syndicate by Bank of China and Agricultural Bank of China. [...]

Mohammad Bin Rashid Solar Park project will provide 5,000 MW of clean energy

Major innovations undertaken by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) have placed Dubai in good stead to meet the future, said the utility provider’s top manager on Tuesday on the final day of World Government Summit. In the opening address of the morning, Saeed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO [...]

Harnessing the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

Congratulations to the UAE and Dubai for a great leap forward to provide clean solar energy for development and save hydrocarbon resources for exports. Dubai in a couple of years will not only have the next tallest building in the world but also the world’s largest concentrated solar power [...]

UAE’s push on concentrated solar power should open eyes across world

The UAE is getting used to setting solar energy records. Dubai’s latest project, awarded last Saturday, follows this pattern. But, as a leap forward in a different type of solar power plant, it has important implications for renewable energy across the region. A joint venture of Saudi Arabia’s Acwa, already [...]

Solar energy to contribute 8% of UAE electric power by 2026

The UAE’s solar energy sector is witnessing steady growth and is expected to account for almost 8 percent of total power capacity by 2026, according to new research. On September 16, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced it had awarded the development of 700MW (megawatt) of concentrated solar power [...]

ACWA Power scales up tower-trough design to set record-low Concentrated Solar Power price

The giant 700 MW project in Dubai will combine tower and trough technologies and use scale and local infrastructure synergies to set a new benchmark price of $73/MWh for CSP with storage, Andrea Lovato, ACWA Power's Executive Director of Business Development, told New Energy Update. ACWA Power will use learnings [...]

700 MW concentrated solar power plant in Dubai hits a new record bid with $7.3 cents per KWh

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) awarded the 700MW parabolic trough concentrated solar power (CSP) fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in a Saudi Arabia- China consortium with a record bid of $7.3 cents per KWh. The project is considered the largest concentrated solar [...]

ABB congratulates Dubai on world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) project

Dubai is making the right noises when it comes to Solar Power. The land of abundant sunshine is also located shoulder to shoulder with Abu Dhabi, the world’s second-largest producer of oil. However, the United Arab Emirates – the GCC country of which Dubai and Abu Dhabi are a [...]

Dubai to get Concentrated Solar Power Day and Night without subsidy at Lower Cost

ACWA Power awarded 700 MW CSP fourth phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park  at a levelised tariff of US $7.30 cents per kilowatt hour; a cost level that competes with fossil fuel generated electricity without subsidy for reliable and dispatchable solar energy through the night. By [...]

DEWA Awards AED14.2 Billion Concentrated Solar Power Project With a Record Bid of USD 7.3 Cents Per kW/h to Generate 700MW

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has achieved another world record by awarding the 700MW AED14.2 billion fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. This is the largest single-site Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in the world, based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. [...]