Dubai's energy demand rises by 6.3% in H1 2022: DEWA
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Dubai’s energy demand rises by 6.3% in H1 2022: DEWA

Dubai’s energy demand rises by 6.3% in H1 2022: DEWA

Demand for energy in the first half of 2022 reached 23,096 GWh compared to 21,729 GWh in the first half of 2021

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Energy demand in Dubai during the first half of 2022 increased by 6.3 per cent compared to the same period in 2021. Demand for energy in the first half of 2022 reached 23,096 GWh compared to 21,729 GWh in the first half of 2021, according to Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), said the increase in energy demand in Dubai reflects the economic recovery and the return of key activities. Dubai has proactively benefited from the Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies and implemented robust precautionary measures to ensure business continuity.

According to the Dubai Media Office, DEWA’s capacity has reached 14,117 megawatts (MW) of electricity and 490 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) of desalinated water. DEWA provides electricity and water services to 3.514 million people living in Dubai and the emirate’s active daytime population of over 4.7 million. These numbers are expected to grow to 5.8 million and 7.8 million, respectively by 2040.

Al Tayer said: “We continue to raise the production capacity of electricity and water according to the highest standards of availability, reliability, efficiency and quality, thanks to a sound governance system across all DEWA’s operations. This is to ensure that we keep pace with the growing demand for electricity and water as well as future needs of customers, developers and businesses while providing a convenient margin.

“DEWA’s growth plans align with Dubai’s 2040 Urban Master Plan, Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Dubai’s Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050, which aims to provide 100 per cent of Dubai’s energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.”

In recent news, DEWA commissioned a new 400/132 kV substation in Al Qusais Industrial Area 5, and ten 132/11 kV substations in different areas in Dubai. This is part of DEWA’s efforts to provide an advanced infrastructure that keeps pace with the increasing demand for energy in Dubai.

Read: DEWA launches 11 substations worth Dhs1.715bn, IPP projects attract $10.9bn

In other developments, DEWA has completed the digital integration of more than 70 projects with government and private organisations.

Read: DEWA concludes digital integration of over 70 projects with different entities

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