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The GCC power generation capacity is expected to grow by 44 per cent to surpass 1,609 terawatt hours by 2013. Council members are consolidating their energy capabilities, with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait completing the first phase of a joint power grid for the region in July this year, according to the organiser of a major regional power conference and exhibition
Although GCCs current installed power capacity is at around 75,000 MW, the annual 9.5 per cent growth in demand will require more than 55,000 MW of additional power through 2015, says a spokesman for Riyadh Exhibitions Company (REC)
Saudi Arabia, in particular, has emerged as the fastest-growing …