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DEWA commissions new substations in Dubai

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has commissioned three new substations with a conversion capacity of 450 MVA, in addition to 132 kV ground cables that extend on 35km, connecting to the main transmission network.

They supply Al Barsha 1, Mirdif, and Wadi Al Safa 2 communities within Dubai and required four million safe working hours to complete. There are now 314 132kV substations, in addition to 37 substations under construction.

Commercial and industrial customers in Dubai can now get electricity connection up to 150kW within five days and in a single step through Al Namoos, with security deposits and new connection charges waived.

DEWA has recently said that its installed capacity had reached 12,900 MW of electricity, and will further increase next July to 13,200 MW, with the commissioning of the 300 MW first project of the 900MW 5th phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

Source: Gulf Business

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