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UAE’s DEWA completes three substations during May-June 2021 [free access]

July 26, 2021

Between May-June 2021, United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has commissioned three new substations valued at AED430 million, with a conversion capacity of 450 MVA along with associated 35-km-long, 132 kV ground cables connected to the main transmission network.


The substations are part of DEWA’s efforts to increase the capacity and efficiency of Dubai’s transmission network, to meet the future power demand of customers, developers, and the business sector, while providing a convenient margin using the latest smart technologies. The new substations will supply power to Al Barsha 1, Mirdif, and Wadi Al Safa 2 residential areas.


The total value of DEWA’s investments in transmission network has reached AED8.8 billion, of which AED2 billion was spent on key 400 kV transmission projects and the remaining AED6.8 billion on 132 kV projects.


The substations were completed despite the obstacles of the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, Dubai has 314x132 kV substations and another 37 substations at 132 kV are under construction.