The production capacity of “Dubai Electricity” has grown 300 times since 1970

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 Emirate of Dubai supplies water based on groundwater wells, to 490 million gallons of desalinated water Per day.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO and CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, said: “The Authority has been keen to take the environment into account at all stages of its work and has worked in recent years to increase its dependence on clean and renewable energy and conserved groundwater to ensure the sustainability of resources and increase water security in the state 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 United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, to develop unique experiences that make Dubai a global model of clean energy. water and green economy and to devise proactive solutions to the challenges of the next fifty years in line with Dubai Energy Strategy Clean 2050, the Dubai 2050 CO2 Neutrality Strategy, which aims to deliver 100% of energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050, and the UAE Centennial Goals 2071. ” Al Tayer continued: “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. “

He said: “The Authority’s total production capacity amounts to 13.41 thousand megawatts of electricity, including 1,527 megawatts of renewable energy using solar panels at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Energy Complex, the largest solar energy complex in one place with an independent product system in the world, and its capacity will reach The production capacity is 5,000 megawatts by 2030. The Hassyan complex for natural gas energy production and the complex of Jebel Ali power and water desalination plants are among the main pillars to supply the Emirate of Dubai with high quality electricity and water services. “Total water production capacity 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.”

It is noteworthy that the authority 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 752.50 accounts at the end of 2016, an increase of 41%.

The number of water accounts reached 960.32 accounts at the end of 2021 compared to 666 thousand accounts at the end of 2016, an increase of 44%. The total number of electricity and water accounts reached 2021 million at the end of 2021.

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