Dubai’s Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is seeking a consultant to advise it on privatisation of the upcoming 1,500MW Hassyan Power Plant.

The commissioning of the first private sector power plant is now targeted for the third quarter of 2014, after a delay of over a year due to slow growth in demand.

Dewa customer service executive vice-president Abdullah Al Hajri said that the company does not plan to privatise Hassyan in the immediate future, but is instead looking for consultants to help in the privatisation process, reports

Dewa said it is increasing power generation capacity from the existing 7,000MW to 10,000MW in 2010, of which only 1,500MW will be studied for privatisation.