The proposed hydropower plant is part of the UAE's 'Energy Strategy 2050', the country's strategic approach of increasing the source of clean energy in the total energy mix from 25% to 50% by 2050.
Hydroelectricity maintains its position as the cheapest source of electricity globally at a cost of US$0.05/kWh, but its potential remains largely unexploited
Safaqat programme to support the implementation of solar rooftop panels on buildings across the UAE, with demand coming from Hatta and residential villas in Dubai
The $523mn hydroelectric plant will use water stored in the Hatta Dam
Dubai’s effort in retrofitting buildings in the past years has helped generate energy and water savings across the Emirate
The project is part of the Shams Dubai initiative, which encourages building owners to install solar panels on their rooftops to generate electricity from solar power, and link it to DEWA’s network