ABB technologies to integrate solar power in Dubai

Posted on 23 Apr 2018 and read 394 times
ABB technologies to integrate solar power in DubaiABB (www.new.abb.com)has won an order worth more than $90 million from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), the leading power utility in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to build the Shams 400kV sub-station that will integrate solar power from upcoming phases of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park into the city’s electrical grid.

This will be ABB’s second sub-station for the park.

Following years of rapid growth and urbanisation, Dubai continues to be one of the fastest-growing cities in the world; and booming growth in the population and economic sectors, like tourism, have raised the demand for energy.

To upgrade the power supply and meet goals for the increased use of renewables, the UAE launched its ‘Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050’, which is designed to make Dubai a “global centre of clean energy and green economy”.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park, located inland some 50km south of Dubai, has been a central part of Dubai’s renewable strategy. When completed in 2030, it will occupy 214km2 and have a maximum output of 5,000MW.

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