Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that construction of the Hatta pumped storage hydroelectric power plant has reached 52.61%, with the 72m main Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) wall of the upper dam, and the 37m high RCC side wall at the project’s upper dam now complete.
The new power plant will use the stored water in Hatta Dam, and the upper dam that is built in the mountain. The plant will have a production capacity of 250MW, a storage capacity of 1500MWh and a life span of up to 80 years. This is the first station of its kind in the GCC region, with investments up to AED 1.421 billion. The project is planned for completion by the fourth quarter of 2024.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said that the pumped storage hydroelectric power plant in Hatta is part of DEWA’s efforts to achieve 100% of Dubai’s total power production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. The project supports the comprehensive plan to develop Hatta and meet its social, economic, developmental and environmental needs, in addition to providing job opportunities for citizens in Hatta.