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DEWA to safely put 1,414 distribution substations into operation by 2023


The utilities company added 1,414 distribution substations of 11kV last year, taking the total number of medium voltage substations to 44,015.


Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) commissioned 1,414 distribution substations of 11kV across Dubai in 2023.


Construction of the substations and related tasks resulted in a total of 996,648 man-hours and carried out according to the highest standards of health and safety.


The total number of medium voltage substations (11 kV and 6.6 kV) reached 44,015 stations by the end of 2023, with each being implemented according to the highest standards of quality and efficiency using the latest digital technologies.


MD and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, commented: “DEWA builds a state-of-the-art infrastructure that keeps pace with the sustainable development requirements in Dubai and meets the needs of customers, developers, and businesses.


“This is achieved through well thought-out and reliable planning processes based on the latest foresight tools to contribute to the sustainable urban development of Dubai, supporting the goals of the Dubai 2040 Urban Masterplan.”


In addition to energy and water production projects, the utilities provider is working to enhance the transmission and distribution networks based on electricity demand forecast until 2030, considering the Emirate’s demographic and economic growth, added Al Tayer.

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