DEWA launched RFQ for the 800MW third stage of the Rashid Al Maktoum solar photovoltaic IPP

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DEWA launched RFQ for the 800MW third stage of the Rashid Al Maktoum solar photovoltaic IPP

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has established a deadline to received qualification documents for the third Phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

This announcement comes after DEWA received 95 Expressions of Interest from international energy companies in response to its tender request on 8-29 September 2015 for the project.

The 800 MW project, based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, is another landmark project that will make Dubai and the UAE a regional leader in producing renewable and clean energy. The project will be located about 50 km south of the city of Dubai.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is managed by DEWA, is one of the largest renewable energy projects in the region, with a planned production capacity of 3,000MW by 2030.

DEWA has also plans to boos the electricity produced from medium and small solar energy systems. This is done by installing photovoltaic (PV) panels on rooftops of buildings and connected to DEWA's grid as part of its Shams Dubai initiative. 

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