DEWA performance statistics beat benchmarks
Utility's results surpass leading American and European firms
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) CEO and MD, H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, has said that DEWA’s performance statistics have surpassed those of the private sector in some key areas. Transmission line availability for 2011 was 99.981%, whilst substation availability is 99.99980%. The results, DEWA says, surpass the benchmarks of ten European and American companies for efficiency, availability and reliability.
Speaking at the 2012 GIS Users Group Conference, organised by Alstom Grid, Al Tayer said: “We deliver electricity and water services at the highest levels of availability, efficiency and reliability. DEWA has always been concentrating on developing sustainable electricity and water production, transmission and distribution networks and supply systems.”
“Between 1990 and 2011, peak power demand increased by six-fold. To meet this, our power generation installed capacity has increased seven-fold and currently our power generation capacity is 9,646 megawatts. DEWA has fueled the growth of Dubai and we are now ready for the next stage of fuelling its future and progress,” Al Tayer added.
DEWA reported to the conference that its 400kV power transmission network now comprises 17 GIS substations. At the same time, the utility’s 132kV network has also been bulked up, with an increase in the number of bulk supply Gas-Insulated Substations from 11 to 165.
“As users of GIS, which constitute the backbone of transmission networks, DEWA considers the reliability of its equipment and consequently the network, as well as the after-sales support and commitment of the manufacturer, as essential components in our relationship with partnering manufacturers,” Al Tayer said.