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.

Uzbekistan and ACWA Power partner on hydrogen research programmes

The Uzbekistan Ministry of Energy, ACWA Power and Air Products have entered into an agreement to develop research programmes and projects in the field of hydrogen.
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Wind to account for two-thirds of global power production by 2030

Wind energy will provide the backbone to the electricity sector’s transformation over the coming decade, according to a new report from Rethink Energy.
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UAE to construct first solar landfill project

Emirates Waste to Energy Company will undertake a pioneering project to develop Bee’ah’s landfill into a solar farm — the first of its kind in the UAE.

Green hydrogen development in the Middle East set for take-off

New agreements between Siemens Energy, Mubadala Investment Company, Masdar City and others are set to spur development of green hydrogen in the region.
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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French multinational energy company Total has withdrawn its membership within the American Petroleum Institute (API).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.

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