Dubai coal power plant to switch to gas
The proposed 2.4 GW Hassyan coal-fired power plant in Dubai will run on natural gas instead, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, said on February 3.
“This step supports Dubai’s energy supply security by diversifying the energy mix through the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Dubai’s carbon neutrality strategy 2050 to provide 100% of the energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050,” Saeed Al Maktoum said. “The move is also in line with international efforts to reduce relying on high carbon emissions energy sources. The initiative is consistent with the pivotal role that gas is expected to play in enabling economic growth in the UAE over the next fifty years.”
The decision was taken by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, with the agreement of the Hassyan Energy Company. The Hassyan natural gas power complex will be an addition to the Jebel Ali power and water desalination complex.