Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (Sewa) has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with US firm General Electric and Japan’s Sumitomo for the development of a 1.8GW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant as an independent power producer project. The plant will be built in three units, the first of which is scheduled to begin commercial operation in May 2021. Sewa’s current 2.77GW of capacity in gas and diesel fueled power plants is unable to meet demand, requiring...