Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has unveiled plans to build three new 400 kilovolt (kV) substations over the next three years, with an allocated budget of Dh1 billion ($272 million).
The three substations will be added to Dewa’s already existing 21 substations, said a statement.
Dewa’s total production capacity reached 10,000 megawatts (MW) during 2016, while the peak demand for electricity was recorded at 7,982 MW, compared to 7,696 MW in 2015, reflecting a growth of 4 per cent. The three 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 Dh65 billion towards Dubai’s energy sector over the next five years, which 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,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa.