Dubai’s demand for energy has gone up by 10 percent during the first five months of 2021, which indicates that the economy is finally coming back to its old pace. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD, and CEO of Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) mentioned that the demand for energy increased to 16,647 gigawatts (GW) hours in the first five months of 2021, from 14,988 GW hours during the same period of 2020.
He also mentioned that the peak load in Dubai also increased 10 percent from 7,248 megawatts (MW) during the same time period. Al Tayer mentioned that the increased demand for energy and peak load in Dubai means that the country’s economy is on its way and there will be a comeback of various vital activities in the emirate.
He told the media, “It indicates that the UAE is moving steadily towards promoting economic prosperity and decent living for all citizens and residents. In line with the forward-looking vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to achieve comprehensive and sustainable development in Dubai, we continue to increase our installed capacity of electricity and water, as well as the capacity of the transmission and distribution networks.
“This is to keep pace with the expansion of urban and economic development in Dubai and DEWA’s vision to become a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation. DEWA’s installed capacity has reached 12,900 megawatts of electricity and 490 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) of desalinated water.”
DEWA is regarded as one of the most reputable utilities in the world that have set benchmarks for various other companies in the world. The company has maintained a steady record of reliability, efficiency, sustainability, and optimum management of electricity and water infrastructures.