x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

UAE investing Dh10bn in power and water improvements

The UAE's Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) is implementing projects worth Dh10 billion to meet increasing demand.

The Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) is implementing projects worth Dh10 billion to meet increasing demand.

The first phase of expansion, carried out last year, increased the transfer capacity of the grid to 7,100 megavolts, and distribution grids from 4,400 to 6,600 megavolts, said Fewa's director general, Mohammed Mohammed Saleh.

The second phase will provide power to Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Dhaid, Dibba and Fujairah. The project should help to raise desalination capacity from 30 per cent to 41 per cent this year.