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DEWA commissions eight substations worth $231m

Authority also testing 12 new 132/11 kV substations to be operational in Q2 2020

DEWA commissions eight substations worth $231m

The substations have a conversion capacity of 150 megavolt-amperes (MVA) with 16km of high-voltage 132kV cable to connect different areas of Dubai.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has commissioned eight new 132/11 kilovolt (kV) substations worth AED850 million ($231m).

The substations have a conversion capacity of 150 megavolt-amperes (MVA) with 16km of high-voltage 132kV cable to connect different areas of Dubai.

"The power transmission plants are built according to the highest standards of quality and safety. The substations adopt state-of-the-art digital technologies, contributing to promoting their efficiency and reliability, and highlight the construction and economic development plans for Dubai," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

The authority now boasts a total of 293 132/11kV substations.

DEWA is currently testing 12 new 132/11 kV substations before going operational in the second quarter of 2020, at an estimated cost of AED1.5bn ($408m). Once commissioned, they will raise the total to 305 substations.

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