10.04.2017|Trade Arabia
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.