DEWA commissioned 1,310 new 11kV distribution stations in 2021

Authority says stations are part of efforts to provide state-of-the-art infrastructure for customers’ needs and demands

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has said that it commissioned 1,310 new 11kV power distribution stations across Dubai from January 1 to December 31, 2021.

In a statement, the authority said that the stations are part of its efforts to provide state-of-the-art infrastructure that will keep pace with growing demand and will meet customer needs.

It added that the stations are mainly located at Mohammed bin Rashid Gardens, Airport City, Wadi Al Safa and Al Yafra 2.

“Dewa’s advanced digital infrastructure and its use of the latest Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies and disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Energy Storage, Blockchain, and Internet of Things, support our efforts in protecting our gains and accomplishments despite the exceptional circumstances the whole world is going through as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic,” remarked Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the MD & CEO of Dewa.

DEWA said that the man hours on these stations were 601,917 hours according to the highest quality, efficiency, and safety standards. Rashid bin Humaidan, Executive VP of Distribution Power at DEWA, added that the total number of 33kV medium voltage distribution stations currently in service has reached 79 stations while the number of 11kV medium voltage stations has reached 41,722.

DEWA continues its efforts to conduct its work according to set plans, while implementing all the precautionary measures to limit the spread of Covid-19 and ensure providing electricity and water supplies according to the highest availability, reliability and accountability standards, he concluded.


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