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Power line connection takes shape between Egypt, Saudi Arabia

Utilities have awarded a tender for the construction of the first large-scale HVDC power line that will connect Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

Egypt and Libya interconnection signals great things to come

Egypt’s Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker explained that Egypt is keen to supply Libya with its needs of electrical power to contribute to the reconstruction of the country.

Saudi Electricity installs 10 million smart meters in under 14 months

The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) announced the installation of 10 million smart electricity meters in a record time of under 14 months. This was announced in a recent press statement from the utility.

Largest single-site solar park achieves financial close

DEWA announces financial close of the largest single-site solar park in the world. 
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Saudi Arabia: $8bn gasification/power JV formed

Saudi Aramco, Air Products, and ACWA Power have announced the signing of a Term Sheet to form an over $8 billion Gasification/Power joint venture (JV) located at Jazan Economic City (JEC) in Saudi Arabia. The...

S.Africa: Central Energy Fund signs 100MW CSP deal

The Central Energy Fund of South Africa and ACWA Power have entered into a cooperation agreement to co-invest in renewable energy projects the first of which will be the 100MW Redstone concentrated solar thermal...
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Smart grids to present $17.6bn opportunity in MENA region

Smart infrastructure market intelligence firm Northeast Group forecasts smart grid investments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to reach $17.6 billion from 2018 to 2027. Driving increases in smart grid investments during the...

Gas flaring – global plight, what now?

Gas flaring wastes a valuable energy resource that could be used to support economic growth and progress.