Energy DEWA invites international bids for sixth phase of solar park By Staff Writer October 9, 2022 WAM The sixth phase of the solar park will become operational in stages from Q3 2025. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has invited international companies to submit their expressions of interest (EOI) to implement the sixth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park, WAM, the UAE state-owned news agency, reported. The deadline for submitting EOIs is October 10. DEWA’s CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said that the 900 MW sixth phase of the solar park will be implemented using photovoltaic solar panels and will become operational in stages starting from Q3 2025. With the completion of the 900 MW sixth phase, the solar park’s production capacity will reach 3,760 MW, which will increase to 5,000 MW by 2030, Al Tayer said. DEWA has attracted about AED 40 billion ($10.89 billion) of investments through the independent power producer (IPP) model, the report said. The production capacity of clean energy has reached about 12.1 percent of Dubai’s total energy mix and is expected to reach 14 percent by the end of this year. The solar park is the largest single-site solar park in the world, with total investments of AED 50 billion. When completed, it will reduce more than 6.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.