DEWA to build 64 main substations over three yearsby Paromita Dey on Mar 27, 2016
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) plans to build 64 substations over the next three years for a total cost $1.8bn (AED6.7bn), in cooperation with various developers in the Emirate.
These new 132/11 kilovolt (kV) substations will be linked to existing electricity networks to enhance their capacity, efficiency, and reliability.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said: “In line with the directives of our wise leadership to achieve sustainable development for the whole community, DEWA is working to develop an integrated electricity infrastructure that performs to the highest levels of quality and efficiency."
"As represented by DEWA, the UAE has been ranked 1st in the Middle East and North Africa for getting electricity for the third consecutive year in a row, and 4th globally, according to the World Bank’s Doing Business 2016 report.”
“DEWA has adopted a long-term strategy to increase the efficiency and reliability of its existing infrastructure by keeping up to date with the latest technological advances and best international practices in electricity and water," added Al Tayer.
DEWA’s continued efforts to achieve its objectives, support its strategy that features initiatives, development projects, and maintains a reserve margin to support future plans to meet the growing needs of Dubai.
Projects to meet the objectives set by this strategy are currently being implemented, and are due to be completed before the summer of 2018.