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DEWA inaugurates substation at Dubai solar park

The $75m substation at Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park has a conversion capacity of 1,515 megavolt amperes

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Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, head of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has inaugurated a 400/132 kilovolt (kV) substation at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, according to a press announcement.

The AED 275 million ($75m) substation has a conversion capacity of 1,515 megavolt amperes (MVA).

The inauguration was attended by senior officials from Swiss firm ABB, the main contractors of the project, and senior staff from DEWA.

The substation is one of the first projects of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, according to the DEWA statement. It will transmit and transform electricity produced from solar energy and connect it to DEWA’s grid.

The substation is the first of its kind in the UAE to integrate clean energy with the traditional energy grid, the statement added.

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