DEWA’s Hassyan Power Complex adds 1,200 MW to its capacity

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has confirmed that the current production capacity of its Hassyan Power Complex reached 1,200 megawatts (MW), using the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model.

A further 600 MW will be added in Q4 of 2022 and an additional 600 MW will be added by Q3 of 2023. This will raise the capacity of the Hassyan Power Complex, which has been converted recently to run only on natural gas instead of clean coal, to 2,400MW.

The Hassyan Power Complex was originally designed and built as a dual-fuel plant that can run on both natural gas and clean coal full-time. It is currently completely dependent on natural gas.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said that the Hassyan Power Complex adds to the Jebel Ali Power Plant and Water Desalination Complex, as one of the critical pillars to providing Dubai with electricity and water services according to the highest standards of reliability, efficiency, and quality. Jebel Ali has a total production capacity of 9,547 MW of electricity.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“The conversion of the complex to run on natural gas supports the vision and directives of the wise leadership to turn Dubai into a carbon-neutral economy. This also supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100% of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. The move also supports our efforts to diversify energy sources and secure energy supplies to ensure providing electricity services according to the highest standards of reliability, availability and efficiency.”

DEWA’s total production capacity is now 13,417MW. This includes 1,527MW of renewable energy from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

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