Abu Dhabi's electricity peak capacity tips 10,000MW

08 July 2012

Peak electricity generation reaches record high in summer 2012

Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority’s (Adwea) peak electricity generation exceeded 10,000MW for the first time in early-July.

According to Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Company (Adwec), about 80 per cent of this was accounted for by the emirate of Abu Dhabi’s own demand and the remainder was exported to the northern emirates’ utilities Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa).

Within the GCC, only Saudi Arabia and Kuwait also have peak electricity generations greater than 10,000MW. Adwea’s peak electricity generation is expected to continue to increase until late-August / early-September, when the annual peak electricity demand typically occurs.

Adwea’s peak electricity generation is expected to increase markedly during the next three years, being principally driven by higher exports to Fewa and Sewa and significantly higher supplies to Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc).

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