Web Exclusive | December 2016
DEWA inaugurates 400/132kV sub-station at solar park
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), inaugurated the 400/132 kV sub-station at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The AED 275 million sub-station has a conversion capacity of 1,515 MVA.
The project site consists of four sections, where the first includes a 400 kV sub-station with 11 GIS. The second section converts from 400 kV to 132 kV with a conversion capacity of 1,515 MVA, it includes three 400/132 kV interconnecting transformers. The third section has 21 GIS. The fourth section houses the control and safety facilities.
Speaking about the project, Al Tayer said, “This project supports the Dubai Plan 2021 to transform Dubai into the preferred place to live, work, and visit. This sub-station is one of the first projects of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, and will connect and transmit the energy produced from solar power generation to DEWA’s grid. It is the first substation of its kind in the UAE which integrates clean energy into the traditional energy network.”