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Dewa to build 97 substations

April 2017

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) plans to build 97 new 132/11-kV substations over the next three years, at a projected cost of Dh10 billion ($2.72 billion).

The new substations will be located at Hassyan, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, and other locations to support the expansion of other power plants in Jebel Ali and Al Aweer.

Dewa provides services to over 788,824 customers, according to Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa.

Its total production capacity reached 10,000 MW in 2016, while its peak load was 7,982 MW, compared to 7,696 MW in 2015.  As of the end of last year, Dewa established a total of 222 132/11-kV main substations, 16 of which were commissioned in 2016 at a total cost of Dh2 billion ($540 million).

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