DEWA to build 97 substations and invest $17.7B in next 5 years

UAE, Dubai: The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced it will build 97 new 132/11 kV substations in Dubai over the next three years at a projected cost of $2.8 billion.

The new substations, with power transformers and associated electrical equipment, will be located at Hassyan, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, and other locations to support the expansion of other power plants in Jebel Ali and Al Aweer, reports Gulf Business.

The substations will meet growing demand for energy in Dubai.

“Up until the end of last year, DEWA established a total of 222 132/11 kV main substations, 16 of which were commissioned in 2016,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.

Al Tayer also stressed that the entity was increasing efficiencies across the board.

Looking ahead, DEWA has allocated a total budget of $17.7 billion over the next five years to meet future demand.

Source: Gulf Business