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.
The 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’s continued efforts to achieve its objectives and future plans to meet the growing needs of Dubai are due to be completed before the summer of 2018.
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