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Dubai’s DEWA commissions 11 substations [free access]

July 19, 2022

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has commissioned a new 400/132 kV substation in Al Qusais Industrial Area 5 and ten new 132/11 kV substations in different areas in Dubai with a total cost of over USD47 million. The 132/11 kV substations are located in Al Barsha South, Jebel Ali, Al Furjan, Al Merkad, Business Bay, Umm Hurair, Wadi Al Safa, Oud Al Muteena, Al Riqqa, and Al Wasl.


The total value of DEWA's investments in electricity transmission projects between 2021 and 2024 is estimated to be USD2.72 billion, including USD54 million for 400 kV transmission projects and USD2.18 billion for 132 kV projects.


The commissioning of substations is part of DEWA's efforts to provide advanced infrastructure that keeps up with Dubai's rising energy demand. The projects also included 400 kV overhead lines (OHL) and 132 kV underground cables totalling 100 km to connect them with DEWA’s network.


DEWA intends to invest about USD4.36 billion to strengthen and expand electricity and water transmission and distribution networks, as well as about USD3.27 billion to complete the independent power producer (IPP) projects in Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and Hassyan Power Complex, and independent water producer (IWP) projects at Hassyan, as well as other ongoing DEWA projects in infrastructure and smart systems.