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The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) stated that electricity generation during Q1 2011 amounted to 6,008 GW per hour and water supplied reached 20,111mn gallons of desalinated water.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of DEWA provided an update on DEWA’s latest projects.
DEWA's projects include the completion of 'M' Station for power generation and water desalination at Jebel Ali, whose production capacity reaches 2,000 MW and 140mn gallons of desalinated water per day, at the cost of more than US$2.7 billion.
It is expected that 'M' Station's full production capacity, after being fully commissioned, will reach 10 thousand MW during this year, Al Tayer added.
It should also be noted that the installed generation capacity of DEWA at the end of 2010 amounted to 7,361 MW, while water production capacity for 2010 stood at 330 mn gallons per day.
Al Tayer said that DEWA now possesses 23 thousand main transformation substations with capacity of 11 KV, 152 main transformation substations with capacity of 132 KV, and 14 main transformation substations with capacity of 400 KV.
DEWA is now working to have another four main transformation substations with capacity of 400 KV.