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DEWA extends deadline for bids for sixth phase of solar park

DEWA says that the solar park’s production capacity will reach 3,760 MW after completion of the 900 MW sixth phase

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has extended the deadline for receiving the expressions of interest (EOI) from international developers to implement the sixth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park until November 1, 2022.

The earlier deadline for submitting EOIs was October 10.

The sixth phase, which will be based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, will have a production capacity of 900 MW using photovoltaic solar panels and will become operational in stages between 2025 and 2027.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest single-site solar park in the world, with total investments of AED 50 billion ($13.61 billion). Its total production capacity will reach 5,000 MW by 2030.

The solar park’s current production capacity is 1,727 MW using photovoltaic solar panels. DEWA is implementing other projects at the Solar Park with a total capacity of 1,133 MW using photovoltaic solar panels and concentrated solar power technologies.

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, DEWA’s CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said recently.

DEWA has attracted about AED 40 billion of investments through the IPP model.

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 2022.

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