DEWA: A 'remarkable' year for Dubai infrastructure

DEWA brought 14 substations on-line in 2010 in Dubai

DEWA says 2010 was an 'annus mirabilis' for Dubai's infrastructure.
DEWA says 2010 was an 'annus mirabilis' for Dubai's infrastructure.

DEWA brought 14 new 132kV main voltage transformation substations on-line during 2010, reported MD and CEO HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.

“The past year witnessed remarkable achievements for DEWA at various levels, especially in the field of infrastructure,” said Al Tayer.

This has boosted the total number of voltage transformation substations of similar capacity to 159 from 139 in 2009.

DEWA is also in the process of rolling out 128km of 132kV capacity power transmission cable, thus extending the total network length to 1,596km, compared to 1,468km in 2009.

The number of distribution transformers with the capacity of 0.4/11KV and 0.4/6.6KV rose from 22,224 in 2009 to 24,229 in 2010, an increase of 2,005 transformers.

DEWAs production capacity increased to 7461MW in 2010 compared with 6997MW in 2009, while the peak load increased from 5622MW in 2009 to reach 6161MW in 2010.

The electricity required for the grid reached 33742GWh in 2010 in compared to 31,013GWh in 2009, an increase of 2,729GWh.

The number of electricity consumers increased to 580,819 in 2010 compared to 49,826 consumers in 2009.

“DEWA gives due consideration to its production capacity, as well as its transmission and distribution grids. The main aim of this is to support its infrastructure and meet the electricity requirements of all sectors of society,” said Al Tayer.

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