300 times the growth of Dubai’s electricity generation capacity

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The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s production capacity for electricity increased from 43 megawatts in 1970 to 13,417 megawatts in 2021, an increase of more than 300 times.

The Authority’s production capacity of desalinated water increased from 0 gallons (there were no desalination plants, and at that time the Emirate of Dubai was supplied only with water based on groundwater wells) to 490 million gallons of desalinated water per gallon. day.


His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO and CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, said: “The Authority has been committed to taking the environment into account in all its phases of work and has worked in these years to increase its dependence on clean and renewable energy and groundwater conservation to ensure the sustainability of resources and improve water security in the country and the Emirate of Dubai. “

He added: “We are working under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, to develop unique experiences that make Dubai a global model for pure energy, water and green economy, and to devise proactive solutions to the challenges of the next fifty years in accordance with Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050. ” Dubai 2050 Carbon Neutrality Strategy to deliver 100% of energy production capacity from clean energy. energy sources by 2050, and the UAE Centennial 2071 targets.

The advanced infrastructure owned by the Authority and its adoption of innovation and sound scientific planning have enabled it to keep pace with Dubai’s prosperity and meet the growing demand for electricity and water in line with the highest standards of accessibility, reliability, efficiency and sustainability. . “


His Excellency continued: “The Authority’s total production capacity amounts to 13,417 megawatts of electricity, including 1,527 megawatts of renewable energy using photovoltaic solar panel technology in Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar energy complex in the world with a production capacity of 5,000 megawatt capacities. in 2030.

The Hassyan complex for natural gas energy production and the complex of Jebel Ali plants for energy production and desalination are among the most important pillars to supply the Emirate of Dubai with high quality electricity and water services.

The total water production capacity of the Authority is 490 million gallons of water per day, of which 63 million gallons use reverse osmosis technology. We aim to produce 100% of desalinated water using a blend of clean energy that combines renewable energy sources and waste heat by 2030. “


DEWA uses the latest technologies from the fourth industrial revolution and disruptive technologies in energy and water production, transmission and distribution. The Authority’s performance surpasses European and American elite companies in many indicators. In 2021, the percentage of losses in electricity transmission and distribution networks in the emirate was 3.3% compared to 6-7% in Europe and the US, and the percentage of losses in water networks was 5.3% compared to 15% in North America.

The authority recorded the lowest average power outage in the world at 1.43 minutes per second. subscriber per year in 2021 compared to 15 minutes for elite electricity companies in EU countries.


“Dubai Electricity” provides its services to the 3.5 million inhabitants of Dubai, in addition to the millions of visitors to Dubai annually. The number of electricity accounts with the Authority reached 1,061,476 accounts at the end of 2021 against 752,505 accounts at the end of 2016, an increase of 41%.


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