Emirates News Agency – The length of DEWA’s electricity transmission and distribution lines reaches 41,930 km and the water is 13,592

DUBAI, 27 April / WAM / Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that the total length of its electricity transmission and distribution lines has reached 41,930 km and the total water transmission and distribution lines have reached 13,592 km across the Emirate of Dubai until the end of 2021, helping to meet the demand The growing demand for electricity and water in Dubai and the continuation of providing DEWA services to more than three and a half million people in Dubai, in addition to millions of visitors, according to Dubai highest standards of efficiency, quality and availability.

His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO and CEO of DEWA, ​​said: “We are working within the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to deliver an advanced and integrated electricity and water infrastructure in line with the highest international standards to keep pace with the needs of sustainable development. In Dubai through specific and reliable planning processes that rely on the latest future foresight tools. He stated that the authority’s production capacity is currently 13,417 megawatts of electricity and 490 million gallons of desalinated water per day, including 63 million gallons using reverse osmosis technology. . Reverse osmosis technology to 303 million gallons of desalinated water per day by 2030, bringing the total production capacity to 730 million gallons per day.

Al Tayer explained that DEWA has an integrated vision to ensure energy and water security and sustainability, which includes three main axes: To deliver 100% of Dubai’s energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050; Separation of the desalination process from electricity production and desalination of water using solar energy with the aim of producing 100% of desalinated water by 2030 using a combination of clean energy sources and waste heat; Reformulation of the role of service institutions and digitization of them through “Digital DEWA”, the digital arm of the authority, to become the first digital institution in the world with autonomous systems for renewable energy and storage, expand the use of artificial intelligence and provide digital services.

To achieve Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Dubai Carbon Neutrality Strategy 2050, the authority is implementing a number of mega projects, including Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest solar energy project in the world in one place according to the independent product system, with a production capacity of 5,000 megawatts in the year 2030. The hydroelectric power plant to produce electricity using the water stored in the Hatta dam and the “green hydrogen” plant, the first of its kind in the Middle East and Nordic Africa region.

It is noteworthy that the results of the audit exceed the 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 United States of America, and the percentage of losses in water networks was 5.3% compared to 15% in North America. The authority managed to increase the efficiency of fuel consumption in the production units to around 90%, which is considered to be one of the best prices in the world. 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.

Wam / Salma Al Shamsi / Mustafa Badr Al Din

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