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Dubai’s energy demand will increase by 10% year-on-year in 2021

Dubai’s energy demand increased by 10% in 2021 compared to the previous year.

Energy demand in 2021 reached 50,202 GW hours compared to 45,712 GW hours in 2020.

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) capacity has increased to 13,417 MW of electricity per day and 490 million gallons of desalination.

In 2020, DEWA is reported to have reduced transmission and distribution network losses to 3.3%, compared to the 6-7% recorded in Europe and the United States.

Water network losses have decreased to 5.1%, compared to about 15% in North America.

DEWA set a new world record in annual electricity customer loss (CML), recording 1.66 minutes in Dubai, compared to about 15 minutes recorded by a major EU utility.

“We continue to increase the capacity of electricity and water, and the capacity and efficiency of transmission and distribution networks. This is the increasing demand for electricity and water, and the future needs of our customers, developers and companies. To provide a convenient margin at the same time as responding to, “said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA.

Earlier this month, DEWA confirmed that the capacity of the first project of the fifth phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Almaktoum Solar Park had increased from 300 MW (MW) to 330 MW. The fifth phase of 900 MW with an investment of Dhs20.58bn is now 60% complete.

Clean energy currently accounts for 11.38% of Dubai’s energy mix and is expected to reach 13.3% by the first quarter of 2022.

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