Dewa records solid growth in 2012
Dubai, March 10, 2013
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) witnessed tremendous growth in 2012 with its desalinated water production capacity increasing by 17.5 per cent to hit 470 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) compared to 400m MIGD the year before.
The Dubai utility firm said there had been a sharp rise in the number of its water consumers which soared to 554,985 in 2012 from 532,885 consumers a year ago, thus achieving a 4.15 per cent growth.
Dewa’s electricity consumers increased in 2012 to 624,445, compared to 600,931 in 2011, recording a growth of 3.9 per cent, it added.
Commenting on the achievement, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing director and the CEO said, "Dewa has recorded quantum leaps in its infrastructure and capacity, underlining its commitment to fulfilling consumers’ needs for electricity and water. By enhancing the infrastructure and executing developmental projects, Dewa aims to provide its services at the highest levels of efficiency and reliability."
"Led by its vision to become a sustainable world-class utility, Dewa contributes to the economic, social, and environmental development of Dubai, by providing stable and uninterrupted supplies of electricity and water to achieve its vision and promote the emirate as a global hub for trade, finance, and tourism,” said Al Tayer.
According to him, Dewa has also recorded a 10.6 per cent increase to 9,646 megawatts (MW) in installed capacity compared to 8,721 MW in 2011.
The systemic demand for electricity reached 36,299 Gigawatts per hour in 2012 compared to 34.606 Gigawatts per hour in 2011, recording an increase of 4.9 per cent.
Al Tayer pointed out that the number of Dewa’s 400 kV substations increased to 18 in 2012 compared to 17 in 2011. The 132 kV main substations totaled 184 in 2012 in comparison to 165 substations in 2011.
“The number of 11 kV and 6.6 kV power transformers increased to 26,756 compared to 25,564 in 2011, while the total length of 11 kV and 6.6 kV medium-voltage cables reached 24,942 kilometres in 2012 compared to 23,978 kilometres in the previous year,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service