Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) expects to increase its power generation capacity by an additional 2 gigawatts (GW) in 2023, an increase of 13 percent from 2022, the Dubai Financial Market-listed firm said in its 2022 financial statement.
The utility provider will increase its water reservoir capacity by 210 million imperial gallons in 2023.
DEWA plans to have a gross installed capacity of 20 GW and 730 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) of desalinated water by the end of 2030, the statement said.
The utility commissioned two 400 kV substations, 15 132 kV substations and 1,113 11-6.6 kV substations in 2022.
By the end of 2022, DEWA installed an additional 1,100 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity, an increase of 8.2 percent from 2021. Of the total, 600 MW was generated from gas-fired stations, while 500 MW came from solar.
DEWA’s current installed generation capacity stands at 14.5 GW, with 2 GW coming from renewables.
The current installed desalinated water production capacity remained unchanged at 490 MIGD in 2022, the statement said.