DEWA to build five new substations worth $600mn by 2022

Dewa will establish 68 other substations over the next three years, for a total investment of $2.18bn

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has announced its plans to build five new 400 kV substations over the next three years, within the allocated budget of approximately $600 million.

According to the statement from Dewa, the five substations will be added to the 22 existing stations, of which one was inaugurated in 2019.

The utility provider added that it is working in adherence with its strategy to increase the efficiency of electricity services to support its facilities and future objectives.

Currently, Dewa’s total energy production capacity is 11,000 MW while the peak demand for electricity was recorded at 8507 MW in 2018 compared to the 8232 MW in 2017, reflecting a growth of 3.34 per cent, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dewa said.

“The five 400 kV substations will greatly contribute to Dewa’s efforts to meet the increasing demand for water and electricity in Dubai. We have allocated a total investment of $23.4 billion towards Dubai’s energy sector over the next five years.”

He said that this 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.

Al Tayer, meanwhile, further added that Dewa will establish 68 other substations in the next three years, to raise the efficiency and capacity of its electricity grids, and develop reliable infrastructure to contribute to the sustainable development of Dubai.

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