UAE, Dubai: Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, inaugurated the 400/132 kilovolt (kV) substation at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
The $75 million substation is equipped with three 400/132 kV power transformers and has a capacity of 1,515 MVA.
“This 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 with the traditional energy network," Al Tayer said.
He said that DEWA is now working on increasing the transmission capacity of the substation and its efficiency through three 400 kV GIS bays, one 400/132 kV power transformer with a capacity of 505 MVA, nine 132 kV GIS bays and four 132 kV shunt reactors.