The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that its total production capacity of electricity has reached 12.9 thousand megawatts and 490 million gallons of desalinated water per day, thanks to the authority’s advanced digital infrastructure, and based on innovation and sound scientific planning.
Compared to the nineties of the last century, which witnessed the merger of the Dubai Electricity Company and the Dubai Water Department to establish the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, where the installed production capacity of electricity was about 1200 megawatts and 60 million gallons of water per day, the increase in the production capacity of the Authority is estimated at more than 10 times For electricity, more than eight times for water.
The installed capacity of electricity is expected to increase in July to 13.2 thousand megawatts with the launch of the first project with a capacity of 300 megawatts, within the fifth phase with a capacity of 900 megawatts of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Energy Complex, which is implemented with photovoltaic solar panels technology according to the independent product system .
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, said: “We are working to provide an advanced and integrated infrastructure for electricity and water, in accordance with the highest standards of reliability, availability and efficiency, to meet the increasing demand and keep pace with the needs of sustainable development in Dubai through specific and reliable planning processes that rely on The latest tools for looking ahead, as plans to expand the electricity infrastructure are based on demand forecasts until 2030, taking into account the demographic and economic growth in the emirate.”
He added, “Despite the challenges posed by the (Covid-19) pandemic on the global economy, Dubai continues the path of growth and development, and continues to strengthen its position as an attractive environment for global investments.”
Al Tayer stated that the authority has giant projects in clean and renewable energy, within the framework of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to provide 75% of Dubai’s energy from clean energy sources by 2050, including the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest complex The world’s solar energy in one site, which will have a production capacity of 5,000 megawatts by 2030.
He pointed out that the smart grid constitutes an essential component of the authority’s strategy to develop an advanced infrastructure, as the smart grid includes programs with investments amounting to seven billion dirhams, which will be completed in short, medium and long-term stages until 2035.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has achieved a new world record in the average power outage per subscriber, with an average of 1.66 minutes of interruption per subscriber per year, compared to 15 minutes for the elite electricity companies in the European Union countries.
• The smart grid is an essential component of DEWA’s strategy to develop advanced infrastructure.
• The installed capacity of electricity is expected to increase in July to 13.2 thousand megawatts.
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