Emirates News Agency – Dubai sees 10% growth in energy demand in 2021 compared to 2020

DUBAI, 24th January, 2022 (WAM) — Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has announced that energy demand in Dubai has increased in 2021 by around 10% compared to 2020 Energy demand in 2021 reaches 50,202 gigawatt hours compared to 45,712 gigawatt hours in 2020.

Al Tayer said: “To achieve this, DEWA uses the latest smart technologies and scientific planning. The increase in energy demand in Dubai reflects the economic recovery and the return of key activities. Dubai has proactively benefited from the technologies of the fourth industrial revolution and has implemented strong precautionary measures. to ensure business continuity. This vision has helped make Dubai a global role model ready to take on different challenges and turn them into promising opportunities.

Al Tayer said DEWA’s generating capacity had grown to 13,417 megawatts of electricity and 490 million imperial gallons of desalinated water per day. DEWA is considered one of the best and most reputable utilities in the world, surpassing the best utilities in Europe and the United States in terms of efficiency and reliability.

In 2020, DEWA reduced electricity transmission and distribution network losses to 3.3%, compared to 6-7% recorded in Europe and the United States. Water network losses decreased to 5.1%, compared to approximately 15% in North America.

DEWA has achieved a new world record for Customer Minutes of Electricity Lost (CML) per year, recording 1.66 minutes in Dubai, compared to around 15 minutes recorded by major power companies in the European Union.

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