Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has inaugurated 2,367 11kV substations across Dubai since the beginning of this year.
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27 December 2020, 12:00 AM
31 December 2020, 12:00 AM
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has inaugurated 2,367 11kV substations in 2020, as part of its efforts to provide electricity and water services according to the highest standards of availability, reliability and efficiency.
These include a 400 kV substation in Dubai South with a conversion capacity of 2020 megavolt-amperes (MVA), and nineteen 132 kV substations in several areas across Dubai with a conversion capacity of 2700 megavolt-amperes. The total cost of the substations has reached AED 2.6 billion.
This is part of Dewa’s strategy and its ongoing efforts to provide electricity and water services according to the highest standards of availability, reliability, and efficiency, a tweet from the Dubai Media Office said.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dewa,“Electricity infrastructure expansion plans, including increasing production capacity and transmission and distribution networks, are developed based on demand forecast in Dubai until 2030, taking into consideration the demographic and economic growth in the Emirate.”
Al Tayer noted that DEWA's total investments in power transmission have reached AED 11.2 billion. This includes AED 2.4 billion for 400 kV transmission projects and AED 8.8 billion for 132 kV transmission projects. All substations are implemented according to the highest standards of quality, efficiency, and safety and use the latest digital technologies. This supports DEWA's efforts to enhance digital transformation across all its services and operations.