DEWA commissions 16 substations worth $816 M in 2021
UAE, Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) inaugurated 16 new substations in 2021.
These include fourteen 132 kV stations with a conversion capacity of 2,100 MVA and two 400 kV stations with a conversion capacity of 4,000 MVA in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and Al Quoz 2.
“Commissioning 16 substations in 2021 is part of DEWA’s efforts to increase the capacity, efficiency, and readiness of electricity transmission networks in Dubai,” SAID Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA. “This is part of our efforts to promote digital transformation in all our operations and services.”
The total value of DEWA’s investments in existing and completed electricity transmission projects in 2021 reached $9.5 B (Dh 9.5 B). This included $544.5 M (Dh 2 B) for key 400 kV transmission projects and $2 B (Dh 7.5 B) for 132 kV projects.
Hussain Lootah, Executive Vice President of Transmission Power at DEWA, said that completing these substations required more than 25 million safe working hours. He noted that the total number of 132 kV substations has reached 321 stations with 33 under construction.
Source: Gulf News