Building a brighter future in the Middle East

EDF Renewables develops low-carbon solar and hydropower solutions to meet the Middle East’s electricity needs, while supporting the economies energy transition.

  • 4,500

    renewable power capacity secured

  • 6,000,000

    CO2 metric tons offset / year

  • 460,000

    houses powered with clean energy

DEWA III Solar plant powers 160,000 residences in Dubai

EDF Renewables took part in the construction of the DEWA III Solar plant with our partners : Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and MASDAR and brought DEWA III under operation in 2020. With an 1065 MWp capacity, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar plant is the largest in the world, by the time of its commissioning. By 2030, its capacity is due to reach 5,000 MWp which will save over 6.5 million tons of carbon emissions annually. This project has a positive social impact and created more than 1,000 jobs during its development. Today, fully commissioned DEWA III powers with clean energy 160,000 residences in Dubai.

The largest and most powerful wind farm in the Middle East

The 400-megawatt (MW) utility-scale project Dumat Al Jandal is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s first wind farm and the largest in the Middle East. It is being developed by a consortium led by EDF Renewables, Masdar and Nesma Company, the world’s leading renewable energy companies. The installation of the first turbines began in August 2020 on the site, located 900km north of Riyadh, in the Al Jouf region of Saudi Arabia. The wind farm comprises 99 wind turbines, each with a power output of 4.2 MW. The wind farm is fully operational and produces clean energy for powering 70,000 Saudi households.

Al Dhafra: the largest single-site solar power plant in the world

In 2020, EDF Renewables began the construction of Al Dhafra photovoltaic project. The solar power plant is located in Al Dhafra region, 35km south of Abu Dhabi. With an installed capacity of 2.1 GW, Al Dhafra is the most powerful solar park in the world and powers 160,000 local households with clean electricity every year. It is the first power plant of this scale to use bifacial modules and sun-trackers, optimizing the energy generation by 20%.

South Jeddah: EDF Renewables commissioned its first solar park in KSA

A consortium led by EDF Renewables and Masdar, both global leaders in renewable energy, and Nesma Company (KSA), has been awarded in 2021 to design, finance, build and operate the 300-megawatt (MW) utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant located in Jeddah Industrial City, 50km South-East of Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The plant is fully commissioned and produces clean electrocity to power 45,000 local households. 

Benban Aswan Egypt solar park EDFR

Benban, a 130MW solar park in Egypt

EDF Renewables and the ELSEWEDY ELECTRIC Group commissioned two solar power plants in Benban (Egypt) with a total installed capacity of 130MW. These photovoltaic projects jointly owned by the partners hold a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC). 

The solar power plants, with 65MW installed capacity each are located in the Aswan province of southern Egypt. They form an integral part of the Benban solar complex, which will soon have capacity totaling close to 1,800MW.


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Offering our unique expertise to support DEWA hydropower plant

EDF is playing a key role in the construction of the first pumped storage-type hydroelectric power plant in the Arabian Gulf, through a consultancy contract signed with DEWA in 2017. With six hydroelectric power plants of its kind in our portfolio in France, EDF offers DEWA a unique expertise from design, hydrogeological and environmental impact studies, to construction site monitoring. The pumped-storage hydropower facilities are able to function as an energy storage and can, therefore, be used to meet consumption peaks and ease the integration of the intermittent renewable energies. The facility is located in the mountainous enclave of Hatta, on the border between the UAE and Oman, and while completed will have a 250 MW power capacity.

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Developing carbon capture future


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Clean Hydrogen

Contributing to the decarbonisation of industry and mobility with electrolytic hydrogen.


Making Smart Grids a reality to mitigate the energy transition of the region.