DEWA opens new distribution stations in 2021

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has commissioned 1,310 new 11kV distribution stations across Dubai between 1 January and 31 December 2021. This is part of an effort to create a modern infrastructure that meets growing demand and meets customer needs. These stations are mainly located in the Mohammed Bin Rashid Gardens, Airport City, Wadi Al Safa and Al Yafra 2 areas. The number of man-hours worked at these stations amounted to 601,917 hours in accordance with the highest standards of quality, efficiency and safety.

“At DEWA, we are working to realise the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to develop advanced infrastructure and utilities in Dubai to the highest international standards, using the latest foresight tools and best digital and smart technologies. This helps meet Dubai’s growing electricity and water needs as well as achieve sustainable development in Dubai.

DEWA’s advanced digital infrastructure and use of the latest Fourth Industrial Revolution and disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, drones, energy storage, blockchain and the Internet of Things support our efforts to protect our achievements and successes despite the exceptional circumstances the world is going through as a result of the Cowid-19 pandemic,” said H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Thayer, CEO and Director of DEWA.

Rashid Bin Humaidan, DEWA executive vice-president for power distribution, said the total number of 33kV medium voltage distribution stations in operation has reached 79 stations and the number of 11kV medium voltage stations has reached 41,722. DEWA continues its efforts to carry out the work as planned, taking all precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure that electricity and water supplies meet the highest standards of availability, reliability and responsibility.

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