Middle East

All news, projects, policy and regulation announcements concerning electricity generation in the Middle East power and energy sectors, with specific focus on Dubai, UAE, Israel, Iran and Iraq. Tenders, power purchase agreements, renewable energy projects and energy auctions will also be included in this section.

UAE inaugurates Unit 1 of Barakah nuclear plant

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company has successfully launched Unit 1 of the Barakah nuclear energy plant, located in the Al Dhafrah Region of Abu Dhabi.

EWEC announces partners to develop the world’s largest solar plant

The Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a leading company in the coordination of planning, purchasing and providing of water and electricity...

World’s largest green hydrogen project to be built in Saudi Arabia...

Air Products, ACWA Power, and NEOM have announced a new $5 billion green hydrogen facility that will be sited in NEOM, Saudi Arabia.
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Global corporate funding for solar energy declines by 25%

Investments in solar energy projects by corporates reached $4,5 billion during the first half of 2020, according to Mercom Capital Group.

Doosan Škoda Power completes turbine installation at Saudi plant

A pair of two Doosan Škoda Power cylinder DST-S10 condensation turbines with no reheating and with axial output have been successfully installed at the Fadhili steam-gas power plant.
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CDC Group unveils radical net-zero emissions plan

UK government-owned finance institution CDC Group has unveiled a plan to achieve net-zero emissions across its operations by 2050.

Three key ways to accelerate the retirement of coal energy plants

A new report highlights the three key approaches to help global governments and utilities to ensure early retirement of coal energy generation.
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Amazon announces $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund

Amazon has launched The Climate Pledge Fund to support its sustainability strategy and to help other companies to become net-zero by 2040.
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Distributed energy resources market to grow by 75% by 2030

The global annual investments in distributed energy resources (DER) will increase by 75% by 2030, according to a new report issued by Frost & Sullivan.
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Italy’s Snam enters UAE in landmark $10bn energy deal

SNAM has partnered with five international funds to enter the United Arab Emirates’ energy market.

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