Power peak load up 9.6%: DEWA

DUBAI — Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) recorded an increase of 539 MW in the annual electricity peak load in Dubai, indicating a rise of 9.6 per cent in July 2010.

The annual electricity peak load in Dubai increased by 6161 MW as of July 2010 compared with 5622 MW in total for the same period in 2009. These figures reflect DEWA’s production capacity to meet the needs in a constant and stable power supply to various economic sectors in Dubai by constant andstable electricity.

These figures also confirm the increase in the capacity and efficiency of the electricity transmission networks designed to meet the growing demand and needs of different segments of consumers.

The rate of peak demand for water in Dubai during the month of July rose to 287 million gallons per day compared to 271 million gallons per day for the same month last year and recorded an increase of 5.9 per cent.

“The continuing increase in demand for water and electricity in Dubai is a clear indication that the economic, commercial and construction cycles in Dubai returned to their previous prosperous conditions.

“The increasing rates of consumption of electricity and water are linked to the economic growth, and these rates are expected to rise during the current month of August,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer DEWA.


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