The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) expects to invest Dh2.61 billion to raise power generation and desalination capacity. The capital outlay will also cover the upgrade and development of transmission and distribution networks for electricity and water, according to General Manager Saeed Al Tayer.
The major projects include the ninth desalination unit at G station, and two desalination units at K station Phase I at Jebel Ali, the Jebel Ali Power and Desalination Station K Phase II, upgrade and development of 400kV and 132kV systems for electricity distribution, and the water transmission and distribution system.
The new budget also includes Dh32 million for administration capital expenditure and Dh1.62 billion for operating expenses.
Peak loads in 1998 were 1,989mW of electricity and 107 million Imperial gallons of water daily.