Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has commenced operations of two Static VAR Compensator (SVC) stations in Al Nahda and Ras Al Khor to strengthen its power transmission system in the UAE city.
The project, worth AED236m ($64.2m), is a part of DEWA’s efforts to support the 400kV high voltage electricity transmission network in order to boost its reliability and efficiency.
The stations have been equipped with updated control systems in order to derive the maximum output through the power systems.
DEWA managing director and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said: "The project strengthens the capacity of electricity transmission networks by enhancing transmission capacity to the maximum and reducing power transmission losses to the minimum.
"It balances the transmission system, maintains supply voltage to raise the efficiency and reliability of the network in these key areas.
"It also ensures a continuous and stable supply to customers at all times."
The launch is in line with DEWA’s efforts to support the UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021.
It also supports the utility’s sustainable and innovative efforts to enhance and upgrade its infrastructure to meet growing demand for power and other services in the country.