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Emirates News Agency – The lengths of DEWA’s electricity transmission and distribution lines reach 41,930 km, and water is 13,592

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DUBAI, 27th April / WAM / The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that the total lengths of its electricity transmission and distribution lines have reached 41,930 km, and the total water transmission and distribution lines have reached 13,592 km across the Emirate of Dubai until the end of 2021, which contributes to meeting demand The increasing demand for electricity and water in Dubai and the continuation of providing DEWA services to more than three and a half million residents in Dubai, in addition to millions of visitors, according to the highest standards of efficiency, quality and availability.

His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, ​​said: We are working within the framework of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to provide an advanced and integrated infrastructure for electricity and water in accordance with the highest international standards to keep pace with the needs of sustainable development. In Dubai, through specific and reliable planning processes that rely on the latest future foresight tools.. He indicated that the authority’s production capacity is currently 13,417 megawatts of electricity and 490 million gallons of desalinated water per day, including 63 million gallons using reverse osmosis technology. Reverse osmosis technology to 303 million gallons of desalinated water per day by 2030, bringing the total production capacity to 730 million gallons per day.

Al Tayer explained that DEWA has an integrated vision to ensure energy and water security and sustainability that includes three main axes: Providing 100% of Dubai’s energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050; Separating the desalination process from electricity production and desalinating water using solar energy, with the goal of producing 100% of desalinated water by 2030 using a combination of clean energy sources and waste heat; Re-formulating the role of service institutions and digitizing them through “Digital DEWA”, the digital arm of the authority, to become the first digital institution in the world with autonomous systems for renewable energy and storage, expanding the use of artificial intelligence and providing digital services.

In order to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Carbon Neutrality Strategy 2050, the authority is implementing a number of mega projects, including the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest solar energy project in the world in one location according to the independent product system, with a production capacity of 5,000 megawatts by the year 2030 The hydroelectric plant to produce electricity using the water stored in the Hatta Dam and the “green hydrogen” plant, the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region.

It is noteworthy that the Authority’s results outperform the elite European and American companies in many indicators. In 2021, the percentage of losses in electricity transmission and distribution networks in the emirate was 3.3%, compared to 6-7% in Europe and the United States of America, and the percentage of losses in water networks was 5.3% compared to 15% in North America. The authority succeeded in raising the efficiency of fuel use in the production units to about 90%, which is considered one of the best rates in the world. The authority recorded the lowest average power outage in the world, at 1.43 minutes per subscriber per year in 2021, compared to 15 minutes for elite electricity companies in the European Union countries.

Wam/ Salma Al Shamsi/ Mustafa Badr Al Din

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