The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has commissioned 17 new transmission substations in 2022.
These include fifteen 132 kV substations with a capacity of 2,280 MVA and two 400 kV substations with a capacity of 4,000 MVA, in Al Qusais Industrial Area 5 and Jebel Ali First. DEWA has also installed 5 km of 400 kV overhead transmission lines and 247 km of 132 kV ground cables to connect the substations to the main transmission network. The total estimated cost of the substations and transmission lines was AED3.2 billion. Areas including Al Barsha South, Jebel Ali, Al Furjan, Al Merkadh, Business Bay, Umm Hurair, Wadi Al Safa, Oud Al Muteena, Al Rigga, Al Wasl, Me’aisem, Umm Al Ramool, Al Aweer, and Ghadeer Barashy are anticipated to get power from the new 132 kV main transmission substations. The entire project’s objective was to build robust and cutting-edge power infrastructure that guarantees the ongoing provision of energy services in accordance with the highest standards of availability, reliability, and efficiency. Additionally, it will support the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan.