Author: Rashida

Iraq, a prominent OPEC producer, has plans to enact a law specifically tailored to the renewable energy sector. This progressive move comes hot on the heels of the nation’s recent allocation of multiple solar power projects, signaling a pivotal shift towards sustainable energy practices in a region majorly reliant on oil. The Parliament’s Electricity and Energy Committee has affirmed its commitment to advancing this legislative agenda by convening various stakeholders to solicit their insights on Iraq’s inaugural renewable energy law. Through separate engagements with key officials, the committee aims to gather diverse perspectives to inform the drafting process, ensuring a…

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is stepping up its efforts to bolster the infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs) across Dubai, with Majid Hilal Al Hazami, Director of Smart Grid Projects Management, outlining ambitious plans during the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. Currently, Dubai boasts approximately 390 charging stations catering to different types of EVs. However, DEWA is aiming for significant growth, with plans to increase this number to 1,000 stations by the conclusion of 2025. Al Hazami emphasised the incorporation of more ultra-fast chargers, signaling a commitment to enhancing charging efficiency and accessibility within the emirate. The…

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Nhoa Energy, a subsidiary of Nhoa SA, formerly known as Engie EPS, has recently activated a battery energy storage system (BESS) with a staggering capacity of over 120 megawatt-hours (MWh) in Yilan County, Taiwan. This project, executed for the Taiwan Cement Group (TCC Group) within the SuAo plant premises, adds another significant achievement to Nhoa Energy’s portfolio. Notably, it closely follows the completion of a substantial 311-MWh battery installation for TCC Group by the end of 2023. Within Asia alone, the company has already brought online 550 MWh of such systems, signaling its firm commitment to advancing clean energy initiatives…

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French renewable energy company Qair has secured EUR 7.8 million in debt financing from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to advance solar power initiatives in Tunisia. This financing marks a pivotal stride towards bolstering the country’s renewable energy infrastructure, particularly in the solar sector. With this injection of capital, Qair plans to construct and operate two solar parks, collectively contributing 10 MW to Tunisia’s burgeoning renewable energy capacity. The focal point of this investment is the development of the Feriana photovoltaic (PV) plants located in the Kasserine Governorate, strategically positioned to harness solar energy in a region…

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ACWA Power and the Bank of China have joined hands to secure an $80 million loan, split equally between Chinese Renminbi (RMB) and US dollars (USD), underscoring the meticulous financial planning essential for large-scale projects. This infusion of capital will drive the development of a 200MW Solar PV and 500MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) facility in Tashkent, a venture crucial for advancing sustainable energy infrastructure in the region. This collaboration is noteworthy due to its geopolitical implications, representing the first instance of an RMB loan extended to a Saudi enterprise, that showcases the burgeoning alliance between China and Saudi…

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The second annual Green Hydrogen Summit, hosted by Masdar as part of the World Future Energy Summit, is set to convene on April 16, 2024. This summit aims to propel the global green hydrogen economy forward and facilitate the transition to clean fuels. This will bring together international experts, industry leaders, policymakers, investors, and entrepreneurs, the event will focus on accelerating the development of the green hydrogen sector. Discussions will revolve around the latest industry trends, innovative pathways, and key developments necessary to scale up green hydrogen production and utilization. Under the theme “Building the Hydrogen Economy: From Dialogue to…

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The Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) and the Ministry of Electricity & Water & Renewable Energy (MEWRE) will begin the Al Dibdibah Power and Al Shagaya Renewable Energy (Phase III) Zone 1 Solar PV Independent Power Project. RFQs have been dispatched to developers and developer consortia, inviting them to participate in this groundbreaking venture. The winning consortium will shoulder a multitude of responsibilities, encompassing development, financing, design, procurement, engineering, construction, testing, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and eventual transfer of the key project assets. Situated within the Jahra Governorate, approximately 100 kilometers west of Kuwait City, the project’s geographic location strategically…

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The inaugural Saudi Electricity Expo, scheduled from November 26-28 at the Riyadh Front Exhibition & Conference Centre, heralds a pivotal moment for Saudi Arabia’s energy landscape. Organized by Tahaluf, the event aims to catalyze the Kingdom’s ambitious energy transformation in alignment with Vision 2030 objectives. With a goal to derive 50% of its power from renewables by 2030, the expo emerges as a strategic platform to foster innovation, sustainability, and economic prosperity. The main highlight of the expo’s mission is its comprehensive showcase of cutting-edge technologies, products, and services across diverse segments of the electricity industry. Six distinct product sectors…

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OQ, the integrated energy conglomerate of the Sultanate of Oman, has embarked on an ambitious journey towards renewable energy with a grand vision of developing over 5 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity by the year 2030. This strategic initiative, unveiled in OQ’s 2023 Annual Report, marks a significant step towards Oman’s sustainable development goals and the global transition to cleaner energy sources. The driving force behind this renewable energy endeavor is OQ Alternative Energy (OQAE), a key division within the OQ Group. As part of its mandate as a ‘Renewable Energy National Champion’, OQAE is committed to spearheading the…

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Algeria is planning for a generation capacity of 150 megawatts (MW), which is the latest addition to the nation’s strategy of establishing 15 solar power units across its terrain. Energy Minister Mohammed Arkab officiated the groundbreaking ceremony for the project in the Northern Touggourt province, underscoring Algeria’s commitment to renewable energy endeavors. The local media reported on Tuesday the monumental step taken towards bolstering the nation’s energy infrastructure. Consider Canalisation Group, a prominent player in Algeria’s industrial landscape, has secured the project’s implementation. According to Elkhabar newspaper, the construction timeline is set at a brisk pace, with completion expected within…

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