DEWA electricity accounts grew 41% in 2021

By Salma C, Intern Reporter
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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has recorded a 41 percent increase in electricity accounts with the number reaching 1,061,476 by the end of 2021 compared to 752,505 accounts in the same period of 2016.

The number of water accounts reached 960,032 by the end of 2021 compared to 666,006 accounts by the end of 2016, an increase of 44 percent. The total number of electricity and water accounts reached 2,021,508 in 2021.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“We work in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to provide a state-of-the-art and integrated infrastructure to meet the growing demand and keep pace with Dubai’s ambitious urban and economic plans.”

The state-owned utility provider has achieved this remarkable growth by using the latest forecast tools for power infrastructure development projects based on the demand forecast for 2030, taking into account the demographic and economic growth of the Emirate.

“DEWA’s total capacity increased to 13,417 MW of electricity and 490 million imperial gallons of water per day (MIGD), thanks to our advanced digital infrastructure as well as innovation and sound scientific planning. DEWA has investments of over AED 86 billion over five years in water and energy sectors,” Mr. Al Tayer added.

DEWA is using the latest smart integrated systems with disruptive technologies and the latest Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Blockchain, Energy Storage, and the Internet of Things for infrastructure.

DEWA CEO & MD further added that, “we are implementing major projects in clean and renewable energy to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Strategy 2050 to provide 100 percent of Dubai total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. “

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