Dubai sees record jump in powergen
Output rises 10% to 10,692 GWh in the second quarter, says DEWA.
Dubai has registered a record rise in power generation in the second quarter.
Electricity output reached 10,692 GWh in the three months to 30 June, up 10% from 9,739 GWh in the corresponding period of last year, according to Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
Peak generation of 6,845 MW during the period surpassed the 6,340 MW seen in 2013 by 8%.
The recorded requirement peak in Dubai in 2014 reached 7,233MW in comparison with 6,857MW in 2013, a growth rate of 5.5%.
DEWA's installed production capacity is 9,656 MW.
"DEWA always works to deliver the required electricity and water capacity along with an appropriate surplus margin to achieve with its mission: Meeting customer satisfaction and promoting Dubai's vision through delivery of electricity and water services at world-class level of reliability, efficiency, safety and environment by a competent workforce and effective partnerships; supporting resources sustainability," said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
"The great demand for energy is mainly attributed to meeting the requirements of ambitious projects, carried out lately in different areas of development," said Al Tayer.