Energy data file

23 December 2015

Key data from the region’s energy sector

Renewable energy targets
Algeria6% of electricity generation by 2015; 15% by 2020; 40% by 2030, of which 37% is solar (PV and CSP) and 3% is wind 
Morocco42% of installed power generation capacity by 2021
Libya3% of electricity generation by 2015; 7% by 2020; 10% by 2026
Tunisia11% of electricity generation by 2016; 25% by 2030; 16% of installed power capacity by 2016; 40% by 2031
Egypt20% of electricity generation by 2020, of which 12% is wind 
Jordan7% of primary energy by 2015; 10% by 2021
Lebanon12% of electrical and thermal energy by 2021
Palestinian Territories25% of energy from renewables by 2020; 10% (or at least 240GWh) of electricity generation by 2021
Iraq2% of electricity generation by 2017
Bahrain5% by 2021
Kuwait5% of electricity generation by 2015; 10% by 2021
Oman10% of electricity generation by 2021
QatarAt least 2% of electricity generation from solar energy sources by 2021
Saudi Arabia50% of electricity from non-hydrocarbon resources by 2032: 54GW from renewables (of which 41GW from PV and CSP, 9GW wind, 3GW waste-to-energy, 1GW geothermal, 17.6GW from nuclear) 
UAEDubai: 5% of electricity by 2030; Abu Dhabi: 7% of electricity generation capacity by 2021
Yemen15% of electricity generation by 2026
CSP=Concentrated solar power; PV=Photovoltaic. Source: Oxford Energy

Electricity capacity and demand, 2014

Electricity capacity and demand, 2014

Mena required capacity, 2014-20

Mena required capacity, 2014-20

IPP awards in 2016 (forecast)
ProjectCountryStatusGeneration capacity (MW)Cost ($m)
Al-Zour North 2 IWPPKuwaitMain contract bids1,5001,749
Al-Khiran IWPPKuwaitPrequalification1,500488
Al-Abdaliya ISCCKuwaitTender expected shortly280720
Fadhili IPPSaudi ArabiaMain contract bids1,200-1,6001,500
Ibri/Sohar 3 IPPOmanEvaluating main contract bids3,2002,600
Samawa IPPIraqDevelopers prequalified750400
Feed-in-tariff renewables projectsEgyptPPAs expected shortly4,0006,610
El-Hamarawein coal power plant phase 1EgyptSeeking financing2,0003,000
Ayoun Moussa coal power plantEgyptSeeking financing3,9604,500
Gulf of SuezEgyptEvaluating main contract bids250660
Kom Ombo PVEgyptMain contract bids200400
Dairut IPPEgyptEvaluating main contract bids2,2502,500
Feed-in-tariff renewables projectsJordanEvaluating main contract bids200300
Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum solar park phase 3UAE (Dubai)Expression of interest800800
Wind integrated programmeMoroccoEvaluating main contract bids8501,700
Ouarzazate solar IPP: Noor 4MoroccoPrequalification expected shortly70100
West Nile PV solar projectEgyptPrequalification200400
West Nile concentrated solar power projectEgyptPrequalification50350
West Nile wind projectEgyptPrequalification250na
IPP=Independent power project; ISCC=Integrated solar combined-cycle; IWPP=Independent water and power project; na=Not available; PPA=Power-purchase agreement; PV=Photovoltaic. Sources: MEED; MEED Projects

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