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United Arab Emirates launches wind program that will power more than 23,000 homes a year – News


The project will introduce cost-effective, large-scale wind energy into the UAE’s power grid.

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Published: Thursday 5 Oct 2023, 16:40

Last update: Thursday 5 Oct 2023, 17:42

A wind program launched in the United Arab Emirates will power more than 23,000 homes a year, it was announced on Thursday.

The 103.5 megawatt (MW) project developed by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar will displace 120,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. This is equivalent to removing more than 26,000 gasoline cars from the roads per year.

On behalf of the President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, inaugurated the UAE Wind Program during a ceremony on Sir Bani Yas Island .

The project will introduce cost-effective, large-scale wind energy into the UAE’s power grid, further diversifying the country’s energy mix. It leverages advances in technology, materials science and aerodynamics to capture low wind speeds at utility scale, paving the way for future projects.

Wind farms in four locations

The project covers four locations: Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, where a 45 MW wind farm and a 14 MWp (megawatt peak) solar park have been developed; Delma Island (27MW) and Al Sila in Abu Dhabi (27MW); and Al Halah in Fujairah (4.5MW).

During the inauguration, Sheikh Khaled also witnessed the signing of a historic power purchase agreement between Ewec (Emirates Water and Electricity Company) and Masdar for wind power generation projects.

With the addition of wind energy, Ewec’s portfolio now encompasses multiple sources of strategic green energy, consolidating the UAE’s energy transition leadership.


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