Dubai records 6.3% increase in energy demand during 1st half of 2022
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced that energy demand in Dubai during the first half of 2022 increased by 6.3% compared to the same period in 2021.
Demand for energy in the first half of 2022 reached 23,096 GWh compared to 21,729 GWh in the first half of 2021, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said the increase in energy demand in Dubai reflects the economic recovery and the return of key activities.
Dubai has proactively benefited from the Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies and implemented robust precautionary measures to ensure business continuity, he said, adding that this vision has contributed to Dubai presenting a global role model in readiness to deal with different challenges and turn them into promising opportunities.
DEWA’s capacity has reached 14,117 megawatts of electricity and 490 million imperial gallons per day of desalinated water. DEWA provides electricity and water services to 3.514 million people living in Dubai and the Emirate’s active daytime population of over 4.7 million. These numbers are expected to grow to 5.8 million and 7.8 million, respectively by 2040.