Saudi Arabia’s first wind farm starts power generation – S&P Global

Highlights

UAE’s Masdar, EDF Renewables developed Dumat al-Jandal
Full commissioning to…….

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Highlights

UAE’s Masdar, EDF Renewables developed Dumat al-Jandal

Full commissioning to Happen in coming months

Saudi inaugurated first photo voltaic plant in April

Saudi Arabia’s first wind farm, with performance of 400 MW, has started power period As a Outcome of the world’s largest oil exporter boosts its renewable tasks amid plans to diversify its power mix and Launch crude used Inside the Electricity sector for export.

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Dumat al-Jandal, which is being developed by UAE clear power agency Masdar and France’s EDF Renewables Inside the northern An factor of The dominion, will power As a lot as 70,000 Saudi households when It is full, Masdar said in A press release Aug. 7.

“We At the second are wanting forward to effectively reaching, with our companions and contractors, The complete commissioning of the enterprise Inside the months To return,” Olivier Marchand, enterprise director of Dumat al-Jandal Wind Co. for Energy, said Inside the assertion.

The Dumat Al Jandal wind farm will current Electricity beneath a 20-yr power buy settlement with the Saudi Power Procurement Co., a subsidiary of Saudi Electricity Co.

First photo voltaic enterprise

In April, Saudi power minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman inaugurated the Sakaka IPP PV photo voltaic enterprise, The primary renewables enterprise Inside The dominion, with an output performance of 300 MW as power buy settlements have been signed for seven photo voltaic tasks

The complete performance of All of the tasks, Collectively with The two tasks of Sakaka and Dumat al-Jandal, is 3.67 GW. They will power Greater than 600,000 households and scale again greenhouse gasoline emissions by Greater than 7 million mt, Based mostly on the power ministry. All tasks tendered are agained by 25-yr power buy settlements with the Saudi Power Procurement Co. as offtaker.

ACWA Power, co-owned by the nation’s sovereign wealth fund, developed the Sakaka photo voltaic enterprise. Saudi Arabia goals to have gasoline and renewables at 50% of power use by 2030, by perioddicating round 1 million boe/d of liquid gasoline used as gasoline in Electricity manufacturing and water desalination.