Renewable Energy Deployment Strategy

Source: JOIN IEA/IRENA Policy and Measures Database
Last updated: 5 September 2016

Abu Dhabi has set a target of 7% renewable energy generation capacity by 2020. The targets are expected to be met by a combination of solar (PV and CSP), wind, and waste-to-energy projects. The 100 MW concentrated solar plant, Shams 1, opened in March 2013 as the first major project. Project-specific tariffs are established by the Regulation and Supervision Bureau, following competitive international tendering.

Dubai has a target of 5% solar energy consumption by 2030 as part of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030. In this context, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park was launched in 2012, with the first 13 MW (PV) commissioned in October 2013 and 100 MW of PV tendered internationally and competitively in November 2014, for which Dubai is using a BOO model.