Dubai records 10% growth in energy demand in 2021


Demand for energy in Dubai has risen by around 10 per cent in 2021, compared to figures for 2020.

Figures show consumption reached 50,202 gigawatt-hours, compared to 45,712 gigawatt-hours the previous year.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), said the increase reflects the recovery in the economy and the return of key activities.

He said the company has used the latest in smart technology and planning to meet demand.

Al Tayer said DEWA's production capacity increased to 13,417 megawatts of electricity and 490 million imperial gallons of desalinated water per day.

In 2020, DEWA reduced electricity transmission and distribution networks losses to 3.3 per cent, compared to 6-7 per cent recorded in Europe and the US. Water network losses decreased to 5.1 per cent, compared to around 15 per cent in North America.

DEWA achieved a new world record in electricity Customer Minutes Lost per year, recording 1.66 minutes in Dubai, compared to around 15 minutes recorded by leading electricity companies in the European Union.

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