Dubai commissions three new substations

The commissions of the substations comes as part of DEWA’s efforts to provide electricity and water to the highest standards of availability

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has commissioned three new substations with a conversion capacity of 450 megavolt amperes (MVA), in addition to 132kV ground cables that extend over 35km and are connected to the main transmission network.

The commissioning of the substations comes as part of DEWA’s efforts to provide electricity and water services according to the highest standards of availability, reliability and efficiency. The total cost of the projects was more than $117 million.

The substations were commissioned in May and June, and will supply Al Barsha 1, Mirdif, and Wadi Al Safa 2. Completing these stations required 4 million safe working hours using world-class technologies to ensure the highest levels of safety and security.

“Inaugurating the new substations is part of Dewa’s efforts to increase the capacity, efficiency, and readiness of the electricity transmission network in Dubai to meet the future needs of customers, developers, and the business sector, while providing a convenient margin using the latest smart technologies,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

“This supports Dewa’s efforts to digitally transform all its operations and services. The total value of our investments in electricity transmission is AED 8.8 billion, including AED2 billion for key 400 kV transmission projects and AED 6.8 billion for 132 kV projects,” he added.

Hussain Lootah, Executive VP of Transmission Power, said that the substations were implemented as planned despite the obstacles of the COVID-19 pandemic. He explained that there are now 314 132kV substations in addition to 37 substations under construction.

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