DEWA launches $38m substation
Hatta substation will ensure "stable power supply to consumers"
DEWA, Dubai’s electricity and water authority, has launched a new 132kV main substation at Hatta, at a cost of AED140 million ($38m).
The substation is to support the power transmission grid to counter rising demand for power in the Emirate. DEWA’s MD and CEO, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said: “DEWA’s efforts come within the framework of enhancing the efficiency of the grids to meet the growth in demand for DEWA’s services, and going on with implementing its vital projects, especially in the field of infrastructure.”
He continued: “The project aims to extend the capacity of DEWA’s grids of power transmission to Hatta, and DEWA has extended ground cables with a capacity of 132kV, connecting them to the overhead grid.”
This enables Hatta’s main transformation substation to be connected to the main transformation substation at Al Aweer, which DEWA officials say will optimise its efficiency and reliability, and ensure a stable power supply to consumers.