Infrastructure

1,414 substations commissioned by DEWA in 2023

The utilities provider said the projects support sustainable power production aligning with the Dubai 2040 Urban Masterplan

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced that it commissioned 1,414 11kV distribution substations across Dubai in 2023.

The construction of these substations and related tasks resulted in a total of 996,648 man-hours, which were completed following the highest standards of health and safety.

“We are building a state-of-the-art infrastructure that keeps pace with the sustainable development requirements in Dubai and meets the needs of customers, developers, and businesses. This is achieved through well-thought-out and reliable planning processes based on the latest foresight tools to contribute to the sustainable urban development of Dubai, supporting the goals of the Dubai 2040 Urban Masterplan,” said DEWA MD and CEO, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.

He continued, “In addition to energy and water production projects, DEWA is working to enhance the transmission and distribution networks based on electricity demand forecast until 2030, considering the emirate’s demographic and economic growth.”

Rashid Bin Humaidan, Executive Vice President of Distribution Power, said the total number of medium voltage substations (11kV and 6.6kV) reached 44,015 stations by the end of 2023. He added that all substations are implemented according to the highest standards of quality, efficiency, and safety using the latest digital technologies, and follow strict international standards of Best Practice.

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