The UAE’s Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa), utility for the northern emirates, plans to build a 200MW solar plant. While a timescale has not been revealed, Fewa director-general Muhammad Salih says the plant will be developed as part of a program to add generating capacity and upgrade transmission and distribution grids by 2025.

Fewa’s total generation capacity is 703MW, at three plants which can burn either gas or diesel. The authority had 1.15GW of capacity in...