DEWA to build five new 400 kV substations over next three years

substation 1705947 640Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) unveiled its plans to build five new 400 kV substations over the next three years, with an allocated budget of US$600mn

The five substations will be added to the total number of existing stations for 22 stations, one station was inaugurated in 2019.

DEWA aims to increase the efficiency of electricity services to support its facilities and future objectives, to raise the efficiency and reliability of its infrastructure and contribute to economic growth and the prosperity of the emirate.

DEWA’s total production capacity reached 11,100MW during 2019, while the peak demand for electricity was recorded at 8,507MW in 2018, compared to 8,232MW in 2017, reflecting a growth of 3.34 per cent.

The five 400 kV substations are expected to contribute to DEWA’s efforts to meet the increasing demand for water and electricity in Dubai.

“We have allocated a total investment of US$23.41bn towards Dubai’s energy sector over the next five years, which will play a major role in supporting the growth of a green economy, and enhancing the UAE’s level of competitiveness in energy efficiency, and energy technologies,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.

“Eighteen 132/11 kV substations out of 276 were established during 2019. We will establish other 68 substations over the next three years, with a total investment of US$2.18bn. When establishing new substations, we work according to the highest safety and quality standards, while adopting the latest and most advanced technology, to efficiently achieve Dubai’s economic objectives, and promote the sustainable development of the Emirate,” concluded Al Tayer.

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