Emirates Water and Electricity Company (Ewec) has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) from developer/developer consortiums for a new solar photovoltaic (PV) independent power project to be located in the Ajban area of Abu Dhabi.  

A leading company in the integrated coordination of planning, purchasing and supply of water and electricity across the UAE, Ewec said Al Ajban Solar PV is the third world leading large-scale utility solar PV project being developed by it following the successful closings of Noor Abu Dhabi and Al Dhafra Solar PV.  

A greenfield solar PV plant with a capacity of 1,500 MW, the Al Ajban facility is fundamentally important to the energy transition and sustainability strategy of Abu Dhabi, and will play a pivotal role in successfully achieving the sustainability and energy diversification objectives of UAE Energy Strategy 2050, and the UAE Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiative through the use of renewable and clean energy, said Ewec in its statement.  

It will generate enough electricity for approximately 160,000 homes across the UAE and, once commercially operational, it is expected to reduce Abu Dhabi’s CO2 emissions by more than 2.4 million metric tonnes per year, it added.

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