DEWA to build 5 new 400 kV substations worth $599 M

Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) unveiled its plans to build 5 new 400 kV substations over the next three years, with an allocated budget of $599 M (AED 2.2 B).

“DEWA works to provide water and electricity services at the highest standards of availability, reliability, and efficiency. These ambitious plans will strengthen DEWA’s ability to produce energy. DEWA’s total production capacity reached 11,100 MW during 2019, while the peak demand for electricity was recorded at 8,507 MW in 2018, compared to 8,232 MW in 2017, reflecting a growth of 3.34%. The five 400 kV substations will greatly contribute to DEWA’s efforts to meet the increasing demand for water and electricity in Dubai,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

“DEWA’s plans include increasing the capacity of the 132 km power transmission network by increasing major transport stations. Eighteen 132/11 kV substations out of 276 were established during 2019. We will establish other 68 substations over the next 3 years, with a total investment $2.1 B (AED 8 billion). When establishing new substations, we work according to the highest safety and quality standards, while adopting the latest and most advanced technology,” concluded Al Tayer.

Source: Middle East Utilities