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.

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Total quits American Petroleum Institute over climate goals

French multinational energy company Total has withdrawn its membership within the American Petroleum Institute (API).
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Saft batteries to optimise operations at Kazakhstan wind farm

In Kazakhstan, APS Energia selected Saft for the provision of its battery solution for optimisation of a wind farm during winter harsh conditions.
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ACWA Power signs $125m deal for renewables projects

ACWA Power has signed a $125 million facility with financial institution APICORP to support its future growth pipeline.
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Uzbekistan launches third solar energy project

The Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan has launched the third solar energy project under “Uzbek Solar” programme.
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What will it take in 2021 to push utilities over the...

Hitachi ABB Power Grids experts share their insights on the advances they expect in 2021 to accommodate an electric-fueled future

Masdar joint venture to develop Indonesia’s first floating solar plant

Masdar and PT PJBI have announced the formation of a joint venture to drive the development of the Cirata Floating Photovoltaic Power Plant.
energy storage

Storage market sees battery pack price breakthrough

BNEF’s 2020 Battery Price Survey considers passenger EVs, e-buses, commercial EVs and stationary storage and predicts that by 2023 average pack prices will be $101/kWh.

Megatrends setting stage for utility transformation through 2030

A new report by Black & Veatch examines three megatrends that are setting the stage for utility transformation over the next decade.
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New coalition to curb energy poverty amongst one billion people by...

The Rockefeller Foundation has announced the formation of a global coalition aimed at providing sustainable energy for one billion people within this decade.
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Global energy storage market grows despite COVID-19

Despite the impact of COVID-19, the energy storage market is growing and transforming, which demands increased investment assurance.

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