posted on 27/09/2012: 728 views
Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company (Adwec) will increase power supply to the northern emirates by 1300MW next year to eliminate the power shortage in these emirates.
Einar Al Hareeri, Head of Power Forecast Section at Adwec, said: "By 2013 Adwec will increase it power supply capacity to the northern emirates by 500mw form 700mw to meet the current shortage.”
Moreover, she remarked that Adwec will supply ADNOC's new projects with power instead of relying on its own sources.
"Demand on electricity has reached 9.749mw by 2011 while it is expected to grow by 16.300mw in 2015 and the northern emirates' power demand represent 40 per cent of the total,” Einar said.
Adwec's peak electricity generation exceeded 10,000 MW for the first time in early July 2012. About 80 per cent of this record peak generation was accounted for by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi System's electricity demand and the remainder was exported to the northern emirates' utilities FEWA and SEWA.
Adwec's peak electricity generation is expected to continue to increase until late the end of this year, when the annual peak electricity demand typically occurs. Adwec's peak electricity generation is expected to increase markedly during the next three years, being principally driven by higher exports to FEWA / SEWA and significantly higher supplies to ADNOC.
Einar added that electricity supply to the northern emirates is to be provided to buildings, shops and new projects.
Adwec is seeking to increase power generation capacity by 2016 to 1600mw as well as water desalination production to 53 million gallons.
"Currently Adwec has 3000mw power surplus,” she added.
While Adwec meet 65 per cent of power demand across the emirates, Abu Dhabi authority seeks to provide 95 per cent of the total requirements of all services in different emirates through the end of 2013.
"The authority will work to increase the percentage of supplied desalinated water from 30 per cent to 41 per cent in 2013, while the authority is aiming to reducing the production of groundwater to represent nine per cent of the total water production rather than 24 per cent.”
In turn this will automatically increase the production of the desalinated water from 76 per cent to 91 per cent by 2013, she added. – Gulf News
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