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Saadiyat Accommodation Village

Saadiyat Accommodation Village

Saadiyat Accommodation Village (SAV)

Industry / Application Temporary Accommodation
Plant type Solar-diesel hybrid
Total capacity 5 MVA
Location Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Contracted May 2014
Deployed June 2014

Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) is currently building Abu Dhabi’s new cultural district, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed National Museum and a campus for New York University Abu Dhabi. The work force for the construction is housed at Saadiyat Accommodation Village (SAV), a full self-sustaining camp with its own kitchen, chiller & sewage treatment plants and sports facilities for 8,000 people. SAV was run 100% on diesel generators until June 2014, when Enerwhere took over the complete power supply on the basis of a power purchase agreement (PPA).

The system integrated Enerwhere’s solar generator system with multiple synchronized high-efficiency diesel generators to provide a cost-effective, reliable power supply 24/7 until February 2015, when the camp was grid connected. As the vary strongly between summer and winter, Enerwhere’s solar power plant provided up to 50% of the power of the camp during winter afternoons.