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DEWA Launches 11 New Substations Equivalent to 1,715 Million Dhs

In the first half of 2022, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) commissioned new 400/132 kV substations in Arksais Industrial Area 5 and 10 132/11 kV substations in various parts of Dubai.

This is part of DEWA’s efforts to provide a sophisticated infrastructure to meet the growing energy demand in Dubai. The total conversion capacity of the substation is 3500 megavolt amperes (MVA). The project included a 400kV overhead line and a 132kV underground cable, connecting to the DEWA network for a total of 100km.

The total cost of these substations reaches 1,715 million dirhams, with the highest level of security, health and safety compliance, with over 21 million hours of safe working hours without injury.

“The new substation commissioning is part of DEWA’s efforts to increase the capacity and efficiency of the region’s transmission network and meet customer, developer, and business sector requirements,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA. Says. ..

Al Tayer said DEWA’s total investment from 2021 to 2024 was 10 billion dirhams. This includes Dhs2bn for 400 kV transmission projects and Dhs8bn for 132 kV projects. DEWA explained that it will increase the capacity of its power generation, transmission and distribution networks based on the demand forecast up to 2031. These plans are carried out according to the highest quality standards while optimizing resources.

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Hussain Lootah, Executive VP of Transmission Power at DEWA, ​​said: With the opening of these substations, the total number of 400 kV substations currently in operation will increase to 26 and the total number of 132 kV substations will increase to 329. “

The 400 / 132kV substation will be implemented in Al Qusais Industrial Area 5, and the 132 / 11kV substation will be located in Al Barsha South, Jebel Ali, Al Furjan, Al Merkad, Business Bay, Umm Hurair, Wadi Al Safa and Oud Al. Muteena, Al Riqqa, and Al Wasl.

Meanwhile, Al Tayer also announced that DEWA’s current project capacity with the private sector using independent power producer (IPP) models will exceed 4,000 megawatts (MW) and investment will exceed 40 billion dirhams. Did.

He said the IPP model promotes partnerships between the public and private sectors. Through this model, DEWA has achieved world-class results and has developed a new benchmark for solar energy prices per kilowatt hour. This makes Dubai a global benchmark for solar energy prices.

DEWA has attracted promising investment in the UAE from the private sector and foreign banks, leading to increased cash flow in the Dubai and UAE economies. DEWA’s major projects using the IPP model include Mohammed Bin Rashid Almaktoum Solar Park, Hasian Power Complex and Hasian Desalination Plant.

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