Dubai’s demand for energy has increased by 10 percent in the first five months of 2021, signaling the return of economic activities.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) said demand had increased to 16,647 gigawatt (GW) hours in the first five months of 2021 from 14,988 GW hours in the same period in 2020.
Al Tayer said peak load in Dubai also increased 10 percent for the same period from 7,248 megawatts (MW).
“The increase in energy demand and peak load in Dubai is testament to the economic recovery and the comeback of various vital activities in the emirate,” Al Tayer said.
He said the utility has reduced losses in electricity transmission and distribution networks to 3.3 percent, which compared to 6-7 percent recorded in Europe and USA.
Water network losses decreased to 5.1 percent compared to 15 percent in North America, he added.
(Writing by Imogen Lillywhite; editing by Brinda Darasha)
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