Renewable energy targets
Algeria 6% of electricity generation by 2015; 15% by 2020; 40% by 2030, of which 37% is solar (PV and CSP) and 3% is wind 
Morocco 42% of installed power generation capacity by 2021
Libya 3% of electricity generation by 2015; 7% by 2020; 10% by 2026
Tunisia 11% of electricity generation by 2016; 25% by 2030; 16% of installed power capacity by 2016; 40% by 2031
Egypt 20% of electricity generation by 2020, of which 12% is wind 
Jordan 7% of primary energy by 2015; 10% by 2021
Lebanon 12% of electrical and thermal energy by 2021
Palestinian Territories 25% of energy from renewables by 2020; 10% (or at least 240GWh) of electricity generation by 2021
Iraq 2% of electricity generation by 2017
Bahrain 5% by 2021
Kuwait 5% of electricity generation by 2015; 10% by 2021
Oman 10% of electricity generation by 2021
Qatar At least 2% of electricity generation from solar energy sources by 2021
Saudi Arabia 50% 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) 
UAE Dubai: 5% of electricity by 2030; Abu Dhabi: 7% of electricity generation capacity by 2021
Yemen 15% 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)
Project Country Status Generation capacity (MW) Cost ($m)
Al-Zour North 2 IWPP Kuwait Main contract bids 1,500 1,749
Al-Khiran IWPP Kuwait Prequalification 1,500 488
Al-Abdaliya ISCC Kuwait Tender expected shortly 280 720
Fadhili IPP Saudi Arabia Main contract bids 1,200-1,600 1,500
Ibri/Sohar 3 IPP Oman Evaluating main contract bids 3,200 2,600
Samawa IPP Iraq Developers prequalified 750 400
Feed-in-tariff renewables projects Egypt PPAs expected shortly 4,000 6,610
El-Hamarawein coal power plant phase 1 Egypt Seeking financing 2,000 3,000
Ayoun Moussa coal power plant Egypt Seeking financing 3,960 4,500
Gulf of Suez Egypt Evaluating main contract bids 250 660
Kom Ombo PV Egypt Main contract bids 200 400
Dairut IPP Egypt Evaluating main contract bids 2,250 2,500
Feed-in-tariff renewables projects Jordan Evaluating main contract bids 200 300
Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum solar park phase 3 UAE (Dubai) Expression of interest 800 800
Wind integrated programme Morocco Evaluating main contract bids 850 1,700
Ouarzazate solar IPP: Noor 4 Morocco Prequalification expected shortly 70 100
West Nile PV solar project Egypt Prequalification 200 400
West Nile concentrated solar power project Egypt Prequalification 50 350
West Nile wind project Egypt Prequalification 250 na
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