The UAE Wind Program is a 103.5-megawatt (MW) clean energy project with the goal of integrating cost-effective, large-scale utility wind power into the UAE’s electricity grid. This initiative aims to diversify the UAE’s energy mix and advance its transition to a cleaner energy. It reinforces the UAE’s commitment to decarbonisation efforts and achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
The project is expected to power more than 23,000 UAE homes annually and reduce 120,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
It spans the following four locations:
- Sir Bani Yas island in the emirate of Abu Dhabi
- Delma island the emirate of Abu Dhabi
- Al Sila in the emirate of Abu Dhabi
- Al Halah in the emirate of Fujairah.
Developed by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), the Wind Program marks a new milestone in introducing utility-scale wind power to the UAE’s energy mix. It leverages advances in technology, material science and aerodynamics to capture low wind speeds on utility scale.