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Saudi Arabia calls for 41 GW of solar

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Saudi Arabia plans to increase electricity generating  to 120 GW by 2032.

According to a report published last October,  Saudi Electricity Company is planning   to develop renewable sources for electric power generation. The calls are for an additional 41 GW of solar energy, 17.6 GW of nuclear power, and 9 GW of wind power by 2032 according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2017. The plans are also for 17.6 GW of nuclear power, and 9 GW of wind power by 2032.

Saudi Arabia generated 330.5 billion kilowatthours (kWh) of electricity in 2016, 7% higher than in 2015.  Saudi Arabia’s electric generating capacity in 2016 was approximately 66 gigawatts (GW).

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Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) is the largest provider of electricity in Saudi Arabia, with generation capacity of 74.3 GW. The National Grid S.A. Company, SEC’s subsidiary, is responsible for the transmission and distribution of electrical power. The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)  provides 7.4 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity.

 

Data here are the most recent available as of October 19, 2017 as per EIA report “Country Analysis Brief: Saudi Arabia” by EIA.

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