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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) continued to upgrade the capacity of its infrastructure to keep pace with the growth of demand with a new substation being built in Al Barshaa.
DEWA continued supporting its high voltage 132/400 KV transmission grid by launching a 400 KV main Substation with a transformation capacity of 2020 Megavolt Ampere in Al Barshaa area during the second quarter of this year. The Substation costs around US$109mn.
Uninterrupted and stable power
HE Saeed Mohamed Al Tayer MD & CEO of DEWA stated: "DEWA's efforts come within the framework of enhancing the efficiency of its grids to meet the growth of demand for its services, and going on with implementing its vital projects especially in the field of infrastructure."
"The project aims to enhance the capacity of DEWA's grids of power transmission at Al Barshaa. DEWA has extended overhead lines at the length of 1200m to join the lines connecting the main Substation at Al Barshaa with generation substations at Jebel Ali, whose length reaches around 43 km."
"This will definitely optimize its efficiency and reliability and ensure an uninterrupted and stable power supply to all various segments of consumers at all times," Al Tayer added.
Al Tayer pointed out: "There are still five transformation substations underway. Also, the existing substations in the grid are being developed through raising their transformational capacity and introducing the latest approved technologies."