Abu Dhabi power demand to hit 19,630MW by 2023
Officials from the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority said water demand will rise to 962 million gallons per day in the same duration
Abu Dhabi authorities said demand for water and electricity in the UAE capital is expected to rise to 962 million gallons per day and 19,630 megawatts respectively by 2023.
Officials from the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) made this announcement during a seminar held at Al Bateen Majlis.
The utility is therefore enacting measures to meet the increasing residential and industrial demand for power through new projects, ADWEA chairman Abdullah Ali Musleh Al Ahbabi said.
Al Ahbabi noted that Abu Dhabi also supplies part of the power and water demand in other emirates of the UAE.
Acting managing director of the Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), Saeed Mohammed Al Suwaidi, said 500 million gallons of water are pumped each day to the emirate's residential, government, industrial, commercial, and agricultural sectors.
The current capacity of the emirate's power station stands at 6,000 megawatts per hour, Al Suwaidi said, according to WAM.
The scarcity of natural resources, population growth, expanding urban development, rising demand for power and water, and high costs of power and water production pose fundamental challenges to Abu Dhabi's utilities sector, Al Suwaidi added.