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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has installed a 400 kV power transformer and also announced a number of other projects, worth a total cost of US$53.64mn, at the Hassyan clean coal power plant
The Hassyan clean coal power plant is based on the IPP model, and will generate 2,400 MW. The project has a planned commercial operation date of March 2023. This is also the first project of its kind in the region.
According to the government body, this is part of DEWA’s efforts to increase the capacity and efficiency of electricity and transmission networks, in adherence with its vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said, The main 400 kV power transformer at Hassyan clean coal power project is part of DEWA’s continuous efforts to achieve its ambitious strategy and plans, in adherence with the highest standards of productivity, reliability and efficiency. This project supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy, which aims to provide seven per cent of Dubai’s energy from clean energy sources by 2020. It will increase this target to 25 per cent by 2030 and 75 per cent by 2050.”
The project also aims to develop the 400 kV electricity transmission networks by connecting the substation with current electricity networks.