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Why hydropower is preferred over solar and wind

Why hydropower is preferred over solar and wind

But despite its immense benefits, hydropower development activity globally lags that of other renewables

 •   Egypt will now add hydro power to its energy mix
 •   Dubai embarks on study to build 400MW pumped hydro storage island.
 •   France's EDF to advise on Dubai hydropower project


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Oman’s PDO completes four blocks of 1GW Miraah solar plant

Oman’s PDO completes four blocks of 1GW Miraah solar plant

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and GlassPoint Solar have concluded work on four blocks of the Miraah solar plant, located at the Amal oilfield in the south of Oman
 
Dubai plans $22bn of energy projects over next five years

Dubai plans $22bn of energy projects over next five years

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority is also building the world's largest solar energy park
 
Honeywell to boost cyber security with new centre of excellence

Honeywell to boost cyber security with new centre of excellence

First cyber security centre of excellence in the Middle East to strengthen regional cyber security preparedness for industrial and critical infrastructure
 
$46mn allocated for mobile desalination in Saudi Arabia

$46mn allocated for mobile desalination in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia will commit $46mn for the annual purchase of desalinated water from mobile plants
 

 

UAE’s Emirates Electrical Engineering bags Damac substation deal

UAE’s Emirates Electrical Engineering bags Damac substation deal

UAE-based luxury developer Damac Properties has awarded a major contract to Emirates Electrical Engineering (EEE) for the setting up of a third 132/11 kV substation at its 55-million-sq-ft master community, Akoya Oxygen
 
Dubai to have first solar-driven hydrogen electrolysis facility

Dubai to have first solar-driven hydrogen electrolysis facility

Dubai will be home to the region’s first solar-driven hydrogen electrolysis facility at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA’s outdoor testing facilities at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai
 
Emicool shares to be floated in Q4 2018

Emicool shares to be floated in Q4 2018

Dubai Investments CEO Khalid bin Kalban says Emicool will be valued at between $353.9mn and $408.3mn
 
Bahrain raises its renewable energy target

Bahrain raises its renewable energy target

Bahrain has pledged to meet 10 percent of its total energy consumption through renewable sources by 2035
 
UAE's DEWA makes progress on $46.2mn water pipeline project

UAE's DEWA makes progress on $46.2mn water pipeline project

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has made significant progress on the extension of 25km of major water transmission pipelines across various parts of Dubai
 
Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power targets up to $4.5bn in local tenders

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power targets up to $4.5bn in local tenders

Saudi headquartered water and power developer, ACWA Power is targeting up to $4.5bn in tenders for projects inside Saudi Arabia, a senior official at the company has revealed
 
Hydropower is still the cheapest source of electricity

Hydropower is still the cheapest source of electricity

The global weighted average LCOE from new projects commissioned in 2017 was US$0.05/kWh from hydropower, compared with US$0.06 for onshore wind, $0.07 for bioenergy and geothermal projects and $0.10 for utility-scale solar pv
 
Emicool earns GC-mark certifications for district cooling

Emicool earns GC-mark certifications for district cooling

Previously, Emicool completed a 70KW solar car parking system with 29 car parking spaces with future plans to implement a 2MW solar farm
 
Egypt will now add hydro power to its energy mix

Egypt will now add hydro power to its energy mix

The planned 2,400MW pumped storage hydropower station will be located at Ataqa Mountain next to the Red Sea
 
Dubai embarks on study to build 400MW pumped hydro storage island.

Dubai embarks on study to build 400MW pumped hydro storage island.

DEWA signs a memorandum of agreement to study building 400MW pumped hydro storage island in the Arabian Gulf, with 2,500MWh of storage capacity
 
UAE’s DEWA reveals 5-year investment strategy

UAE’s DEWA reveals 5-year investment strategy

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has revealed a strategy to invest Dh81bn over the next five years to meet the energy needs of Dubai
 




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