Dubai's peak power demand has risen 275 per cent since 2000, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has said.
Speaking at the General Electric Global Engineering and EPC Summit in Dubai, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, chief executive officer of DEWA, also revealed that water demand has increased from 125 Million imperial gallons per day in 2000 to 283 million in 2010.
He noted that during the most intense years of growth, DEWA experienced a growth of 15 to 17 per cent per year for electricity demand. This has included an annual electricity demand growth of six to 12 per cent in the last four years.
"These figures emphasise the capability and efficiency of electricity transmission grids to meet the increasing demand so as to satisfy the different sectors of consumers and to ensure the provision of power in different industrial and economic projects, as well as in sectors of production and services within the framework of both economic and developmental improvement which Dubai sees these days," said Mr Al Tayer.