Saudi Arabia


Future Renewable Energy (RE) projects and targets

Renewable energy is planned to reach 5% - 7% of Power generation capacity (PGC)

Collaboration between industry

(National Oil and Gas Authority, Bahrain Petroleum Company) and academic institutions (University of Bahrain) for 3 MW solar and 2 MW projects to be implemented in next five years [8]

US$211 million Green City Project using Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) [22]

RE is planned to cover 1% and 15% for 2020, 2030 respectively

-first phase of 70 MW by 2016 in Shagaya

-second phase of 100 MW will be operational by 2020

-third phase with 2000 MW capacity will be operational in 2030 [28]

Ten percent of electricity will be covered by RE by 2020 [29]

There will be power generation and desalination water supply from 2012-2018 [29]

Six RE pilot projects includes:

-292 kW PV solar project in Al Mazyonah

-1500 kW project location to be confirmed

-200 MW solar plant is expected to be constructed

-100 kW PV project in Hiji

-4200 kW wind project in Siah Al Khairat [24]

Reduction of transmission and distribution power loss for 14% in 2010 and 10% in 2014 [29]

A $ 2 billion project of generating about 400 MW solar power was announced by Tera Nex Financial Engineering AG Switze rland and Middle East Best Group of Funds [3]

RE will cover 2% by 2020 (of about 1.8 GW which includes 200 MW solar technology mix of 10 MW phase 1 pilot plants and phase 2 involving private sector of about (150 - 200 MW),

RE will reach 20% by 2030 [29]

Twenty percent decrease in per capita electricity consumption by 2017 [29]

Polysilicon PV system in Ras Laffan City with 8000 metric tons per year for 6.5 GW when in full capacity [29]

Development of biofuels in partnership with Qatar Airways, Qatar Science and Technology Park and Qatar Petroleum [30]

Construction of 5 stadia with solar technology cooling for Qatar World Cup 2022 [8]

There will be 5 GW of solar by 2020 and RE expected to reach 54.1 GW by 2032 (23% - 30% of power generation capacity [29]

Fourteen percent electricity peak reduction demand by the Electricity Co-Generation Regulatory Authority and Saudi Energy Efficiency [29]

Proposed Competitive Procurement Process (CPP) Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy Program will consist of:

-41 GW solar power (25 GW CSP/16 GW PV)

-9 GW from wind

-4 GW from thermal and waste energy

-17 GW from nuclear energy (which will constitute 18% - 20% of power generation capacity [8]

By 2020, there will be 800 MW solar power with 7% load to Abu Dhabi and 1% to Dubai

The share for RE will be increased by 5% and Nuclear Power Plant share in Abu Dhabi has been planned to increase by 12% by 2030 with four nuclear plants planned by the year 2020 [28]

Fifteen percent electricity demand was planned starting from 2010

By 2030, there will be 1 GW PV and CSP Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai which will cover 48 km2 area (1st Phase will be 13 MW capacity PV) [31]

Masdar Institute is considering in building a wind turbine farm capable of producing 30 GW at Sir Bani Yas Island, this turbine will be the largest onshore wind turbine farm in Middle East [26]