DEWA records a peak load increase of 6.6% YoY to 9,074MW in 2020
“This increase in the peak load is a testimony to the boost of social and economic activities in Dubai”: DEWA CEO
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has witnessed a rise in the peak load of electricity to 9,074 MW in Dubai this year, to date, marking a 6.6% or 558MW year-on-year increase compared to the peak load of 8,516 MW in 2019.
This is the highest recorded increase since 2012, according to the managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
Commenting on the rise in the peak load of electricity, Al Tayer said: “In line with our vision as a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation, we seek to secure uninterrupted and stable supplies of electricity and water, and we support the vision and strategic plans of the Government of Dubai to achieve comprehensive and sustainable development in the Emirate.
“This increase in the peak load is a testimony to the boost of social and economic activities in Dubai. DEWA has an installed capacity of 11,700MW of electricity and 470 MIG of water per day.”
DEWA is working to enhance its production capacity of electricity and water and the efficiency of its transmission and distribution grids to keep pace with the urban and economic expansion of Dubai.
Al Tayer added: “DEWA has recorded excellent levels of reliability, efficiency, sustainability, and optimum management of electricity and water infrastructures. It has achieved very competitive results surpassing the private sector and similar top utilities in Europe and America in terms of efficiency and reliability.”
DEWA has reduced losses in electricity transmission and distribution networks to 3.2%, compared to 6-7% recorded in Europe and the USA.
Water network losses decreased to 6.6%, compared to 15% in North America.
“DEWA also achieved a new world record in electricity Customer Minutes Lost (CML) per year. DEWA recorded 1.86 minutes, in Dubai, compared to around 15 minutes recorded by leading electricity companies in the European Union,” Al Tayer added.