The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s production capacity of electricity increased from 43 megawatts in 1970 to 13,417 megawatts in 2021, an increase of more than 300 times. At that time, the Emirate of Dubai was supplied with water based on groundwater only to 490 million liters 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. energy and conserved groundwater to ensure the sustainability of resources and improve water security in the country and the emirate. ” 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 accordance with Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Neutrality Strategy Carbon Energy 2050 for the Emirate Dubai 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 DEWA 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 in Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest solar energy complex in one place with an independent product system in the world, and its production capacity will reach 5,000 megawatts by 2030. The Hassyan complex for natural gas energy production and the complex of Jebel Ali plants for electricity generation and desalination are among the main pillars to supply the Emirate of Dubai with high quality electricity and water services, while the total water production capacity in the authority is 490 million gallons of water per day, of which 63 million gallons using reverse osmosis technology.We aim to produce 100% of desalinated water using a mixture 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 results surpass 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 to 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 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.
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, compared with 752.50 thousand accounts at the end of 2016, an increase of 41%.
The number of water accounts reached 960,032 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 2.021 million at the end of 2021.
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