Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has revealed plans to construct 64 substations over the next three years.
The project, which will be carried out in association with various developers in the Emirate, will cost an estimated AED6.7bn ($1.8bn).
The 132/11kV substations will be connected to existing electricity networks.
DEWA MD and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said: “In line with the directives of our wise leadership to achieve sustainable development for the whole community, DEWA is working to develop an integrated electricity infrastructure that performs to the highest levels of quality and efficiency.
“DEWA has adopted a long-term strategy to increase the efficiency and reliability of its existing infrastructure by keeping up to date with the latest technological advances and best international practices in electricity and water.”
The projects associated with this strategy are being currently implemented and are expected to be completed before mid-2018.
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