Power grid planned :: Khaleej Times
DUBAI – The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority will have a power grid between Dubai and Abu Dhabi in place by the first quarter of 2006 to take care of any eventuality like the June 9 blackout in Dubai. In fact, the power grid project was to be taken up in August, but the implementation was put off following changes in the course of the pipelines, Dewa sources told Khaleej Times.Abu Dhabi city is about 100 kms from Dubai city with little development between. Sharjah city is adjacent to Dubai city. Aren't the benefits is interconnection is this direction stronger. Are there plans to link the Dubai and Sharjah systems?
Meanwhile, a Swedish company has been asked to go into the reasons for the failure of the main sub-station at Jebel Ali, which led to the June 9 power breakdown, affecting the entire city.