DEWA’s electricity and water customers increase in 5 years

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced that the number of electricity accounts reached 1,061,476 by the end of 2021, compared to 752,505 accounts by the end of 2016, an increase of 41%. The number of water accounts reached 960,032 bills by the end of 2021, up from 666,006 bills by the end of 2016; a 44% increase. Total electricity and water accounts reached 2,021,508 accounts by the end of 2021.

“We are working in line with the vision and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to provide a modern and comprehensive infrastructure to meet growing demand and keep pace with Dubai’s ambitious urban and economic plans. To this end, specific plans have been developed using the latest forecasting tools for plans to expand our electricity infrastructure based on demand forecasts through 2030, taking into account the demographic and economic growth of the emirate. DEWA’s total capacity has increased to 13,417 MW of electricity and 490 million imperial gallons of water per day (MIGD), thanks to our advanced digital infrastructure, as well as innovation and sound scientific planning. DEWA is investing more than AED 86 billion over five years in the water and energy sectors,” said H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO of DEWA.

“DEWA’s infrastructure uses the latest smart integrated systems with revolutionary technologies and the latest Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies such as artificial intelligence, drones, blockchain, energy storage and the Internet of Things. We are implementing major clean and renewable energy projects to achieve Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Dubai Net Zero Strategy 2050 to provide 100% of Dubai’s total energy capacity from clean energy sources by 2050,” Al Tayer added.

The DEWA power and desalination complex in Jebel Ali is one of the key pillars to provide Dubai with high quality, efficient and reliable electricity and water services. The complex has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest natural gas-fired power generation facility with a capacity of 9,547 MW. The complex consists of two main power generation and desalination plants. Station-1 with a production capacity of 2,761 MW consists of Stations D, E and G. Station-2 with a production capacity of 6,786 MW consists of stations K, L and M.

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