ABU DHABI, -- Abu Dhabi officials on Friday said demand for water and electricity in the emirate of Abu Dhabi is expected to rise to 962 million gallons per day and 1,9630 megawatts, respectively, by 2023, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.

Quoting officials of the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) during a "Together To Save Our Natural Resources" seminar held on Friday, it was reported that based on this outlook, the utility is acting on directives from the leaders to meet the increasing residential and industrial demand for powerwith new projects.

Chairman of ADEWA, Abdullah Ali Musleh Al Ahbabi, said that Abu Dhabi also meets part of the demand for power and water in other emirates, and is deemed in parallel signifance to the oil produced.

Meanwhile, acting Managing Director of the Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), Saeed Mohammed Al Suwaidi said, 500 million gallons of water, with a quality of 96 per cent - one of the world's highest rates, is pumped every day to the emirate's residential, government, industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors.

The current capacity of the emirate's power station stands at 6000 megawatts per hour.

In Abu Dhabi, scarcity of natural resources, population growth, expanding urban development, rising demand for power and water, as well as the environmental footprint and high costs of power and water production, all pose fundamental challenges to the emirate's water and electricity sector.

Source: Name News Network