DEWA reports 3.8% increase in Q2 network demand
Electricity production up 3% to meet early summer peaks
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has reported a 3% second quarter increase in electricity production, together with a 3.8% rise in demand on the grid, over the same period in 2011. Electricity production reached 9605 GW/Hour, up from 9329 GW/Hour of Q2 last year.
Peak demand on Dubai’s grid network peaked at 6165 MW, a rise on the 5941 MW recorded last year.
“In line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to strengthen the position of the Emirate as a global hub for finance, business and tourism, our efforts at DEWA are part of the strategic plan to maintain high levels of production, distribution, and transmission networks to fulfill the growing demand on our services. In addition, DEWA executes all projects based on specific projections and demand growth forecasts for successful completion,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, DEWA MD and CEO.
“Our main focus at DEWA is to continue improving our production, distribution, and transmission capacity to strengthen the infrastructure and meet the growing demand of all sectors on electricity and water.
“The year 2012 witnessed an increase in the number of new electricity meters by the end of June to 616,492 compared with 588,998 with an increase of 4.66% compared to last year, while construction works are underway in 26 main substations with a 132 kV capacity covering all areas of Dubai,” adds HE Al Tayer.
DEWA also increased the number of installed water meters, from 517,813 to 545,180 – a 5.28% increase.
“During Q2 of this year, DEWA laid 21,312km of 22 inch water pipes, in addition to laying 66,773 km of the same pipes for distribution networks,” HE Al Tayer concludes.