He said part of it will come from the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the first phase of which is already operational and will provide 13% of energy used in Dubai.
“Solar power will definitely add to this spare capacity and we are already tendering the 100 MW phase two of the project,” he revealed.
Dubai wants the production of solar energy to provide 1% of its total power output by 2020 and targets 5% by the year 2030 as per Dubai’s Integrated Energy Strategy 2030.
Asked whether high demand would drive costs up and lead to an increase in pricing, Al Hajri said, “Energy prices are always restricted with fuel prices that go up and down. Our strategy is to use long time contracts and going by this we do not have any plans to increase prices in the near future.”
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