Dewa’s office in Dubai

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has announced plans to build 64 new power stations over the next three years at an investment of Dh6.7 billion ($1.82 billion), said a report.

These new substations will be linked to existing electricity networks to enhance their capacity, efficiency, and reliability, said a statement from the Dubai utility.

Dewa is committed to improving the electricity and water infrastructure to meet the growing needs of Dubai, due to population growth, it stated.

“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,” remarked Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing director and chief executive officer.

“This reflects the UAE’s position as a global leader for competitiveness in electricity. As represented by Dewa, the UAE has been ranked first in the Middle East and North Africa for getting electricity for the third consecutive year in a row, and fourth globally, according to the World Bank’s Doing Business 2016 report,” stated Al Tayer.

“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,” he added.