HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), has announced a rise in the peak load of electricity to 9074 MW in Dubai this year to date, compared to 8516 MW in 2019, recording an extra 558 MW, and an increase of 6.6 %.
This is the highest recorded increase since 2012.
“In line with our vision as a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation, we seek to secure uninterrupted and stable supplies of electricity and water, and we support the vision and strategic plans of the Government of Dubai to achieve comprehensive and sustainable development in the Emirate.
"This increase in the peak load is a testimony to the boost of social and economic activities in Dubai. DEWA has an installed capacity of 11,700MW of electricity and 470 MIG of water per day,” said Al Tayer.
DEWA has also reduced losses in electricity transmission and distribution networks to 3.2%, compared to 6-7% recorded in Europe and the USA. Water network losses decreased to 6.6%, compared to 15% in North America.
DEWA reported achieving a new world record in electricity Customer Minutes Lost (CML) per year. The authority recorded 1.86 minutes, in Dubai, compared to around 15 minutes recorded by leading electricity companies in the European Union.