Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has addressed growing demand for electricity with plans for five new substations.
Production capacity reached 11,100 megawatts (MW) this year, while peak demand was recorded at 8,507 MW in 2018, compared to 8,232 MW in 2017 - a 3.34% increase.
Construction is scheduled for the next three years, and set against a budget of AED 2.2 billion.
When complete the five 400 kilovolt (kV) sites will bring the total number of substations serving the Emirate to 22.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said plans will help Dubai reach its economic goals.
“We have allocated a total investment of AED 86 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.”
“When establishing new substations, we work according to the highest safety and quality standards, while adopting the latest and most advanced technology, to efficiently achieve Dubai’s economic objectives, and promote the sustainable development of the Emirate.”
DEWA serves in excess of 900,000 customers and in 2018 reported a 95% customer satisfaction rating.