DEWA to invest $1.8bn building 64 main substations over three years

The new 132/11 kilovolt (kV) substations will be linked to existing electricity networks to enhance their capacity, efficiency, and reliability
DEWA to invest $1.8bn building 64 main substations over three years
DEWA has adopted a long-term strategy to increase the efficiency and reliability of its existing infrastructure.
By Paromita Dey
Sun 27 Mar 2016 04:08 PM

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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Last Updated: Thu 26 Jan 2017 01:27 PM GST

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