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Dubai to Build 64 Substations in Three Years

Dubai to Build 64 Substations in Three Years

The new substations will be linked to existing electricity networks to enhance their capacity, efficiency and reliability.

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) plans to build 64 132/11 kV substations worth Dh6.7 billion over the next three years, in cooperation with various developers in the emirate.

The new substations will be linked to existing electricity networks to enhance their capacity, efficiency and reliability.

The Dubai utility is committed to improving Dubai's electricity and water infrastructure to meet the growing needs of the emirate due to population growth. Dewa is also committed to achieving further infrastructure development, in line with its vision of becoming a sustainableutility.

"Dewa is working to develop an integrated electricity infrastructure that performs to the highest levels of quality and efficiency. This reflects the UAE's position as a global leader for competitiveness in electricity. The UAE has been ranked one in the Middle East and North Africa for getting electricity for the third consecutive year in a row, and fourth globally, according to the World Bank's Doing Business 2016 report," Dewa managing director and chief executive officer Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said in a statement.

"Dewa has adopted a long-term strategy to increase the efficiency and reliability of its existing infrastructure by keeping up to date with the latest technological advances and best international practices in electricity and water," Al Tayer said.

Dewa's efforts to achieve its objectives support its strategy that features initiatives and maintains a reserve margin to support plans to meet Dubai's growing needs.

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