The recently part-privatized Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) has unveiled figures showing the extent to which electricity demand in Dubai has jumped this year. In its Q3 results, Dewa says “Demand for energy in the first 9 months of 2022 reached 40.7TWh compared to 38.6TWh in the first 9 months of 2021,” with the increase equating to a 5.4% year-on-year increase. Peak demand rose 3.3% to an all-time high of 9.5GW.
Dewa’s generation capacity now stands at 14.317GW, following last month’s start-up of the 300MW MBR5 Phase B solar PV facility (MEES, 14 October). Total renewables capacity now stands at 1.837GW, or 12.8% of total installed capacity. (CONTINUED - 101 WORDS)