Dubai: State-owned utility service provider, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has commissioned 287 11kV substations in Dubai in the 1st half of 2022.
The development is part of DEWA’s efforts to offer a state-of-the-art infrastructure according to the highest international standards.
These stations are primarily located in Al Merkad, Jabal Ali First, Saih Shuaib 2, Al Jadaf, and Burj Khalifa areas.
Raising these substations included 177,875 working hours according to the highest quality, efficiency, and safety standard, while following all precautionary measures.
The DEWA MD & CEO further elaborated that, “DEWA adopts the latest smart tools and technologies to raise the capacity and efficiency of power generation plants and transmission and distribution networks. Over the past decade, DEWA has reduced the Customer Minutes Lost (CML) in Dubai from 6.88 minutes per year in 2012 to just 1.43 minutes in 2021, which is the lowest rate worldwide.”
Sharing his remarks on the matter, Mr. Rashid Bin Humaidan, Executive Vice President of Distribution Power at DEWA, observed that there are now 78 33kV substations in service, and 42,093 Medium Voltage (11kV or 6.6kV) substations.