Emerging Renewable Energy Implementation in GCC

 Published On: Jun, 2014 |    No of Pages: 105 |  Published By: KuicK Research | Format: PDF
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GCC region is shifting focus from its most prized asset, hydrocarbons. Oil and gas, though, still dominates the trade in and out of the GCC Region but it is looking to develop its renewable sources of energy as well. All the GCC countries have started to take the renewable energy way, contrary to their most important possession, non renewable (Hydrocarbons). The growing economy with growing population has affected a growth in the urbanization in these nations which has resulted in an increase in consumption of oil and gas. The GCC region is one region in the world that requires energy even for drinking water which is produced by desalination of sea water. Growing population means more demand of water requiring more energy. The increasing in house consumption of energy sources has the GCC region worried over the increasing share it has to divert domestically, leaving comparatively lesser for export.

The economy of the GCC region almost entirely depends on the export of oil and gas to the major markets in the world, Asia Pacific and Europe. With an increase in domestic consumption, as is being predicted, the quantity available for export will keep on reducing leading to a decrease in revenue, jolting the whole economy on the countries. The signs of decrease in the oil and gas exports have already begun to show reflecting in the decreased petro dollars from the commodities and the governments increasingly trying to diversify their industries. The nations have started realizing that they can’t depend on oil and gas forever to produce electricity and water and have, thus, now started looking towards renewable sources of energy for power generation.

The financial capability of the GCC Region countries to support the advent of renewable energy in their power system is beyond a doubt. However, renewable energy initiatives still take a back seat in the energy agenda of these countries mainly because of it being the comparatively more expensive source of power than the subsidized fossil fuel power generation and distribution. But the ample solar power availability and wind power in some regions are factors which when seen together with the need and the opportunities obtainable are big enough to attract attention of the industry majors.

Solar holds the key to renewable energy development in the GCC region as it is the single most abundant renewable source of energy available there. The solar potential of the GCC countries is supposed to be one of the highest in the world. GCC is a rainless region which experiences clear skies for 80% of the year, thus, continuous solar radiation for a major part of the year. The solar radiation that the GCC region receives is enough to encourage the photovoltaic and concentrating solar power industries in the region. This gives two options of generating electricity through the solar energy, ample amounts of which are available and can be exploited thoroughly. As the region is moving towards renewable energy, solar power is being deemed as the top renewable source which will be exploited for power production. The results of the solar radiation studies have encouraged more and more investment in the sector.

“Emerging Renewable Energy Implementation in GCC”: Report Highlights:

• Emergence of Renewable Energy in GCC
• Renewable Energy Resource Potential Analysis
• Renewable Energy Development by Country
• Renewable Energy Capacity Target by Country
• Renewable Energy Policy Framework
• Renewable Energy Sector Trends

1. Emergence of Renewable Energy in GCC

2. GCC Renewable Energy Resource Potential
2.1 Solar
2.2 Wind
2.3 Waste to Energy
2.4 Biogas

3. Saudi Arabia
3.1 Power Sector Overview
3.2 Renewable Energy Development & Future Capacity Target
3.3 Renewable Energy Policy Framework

4. United Arab Emirates
4.1 Power Sector Overview
4.2 Renewable Energy Development & Future Capacity Target
4.3 Renewable Energy Policy Framework

5. Bahrain
5.1 Power Sector Overview
5.2 Renewable Energy Development & Future Capacity Target
5.3 Renewable Energy Policy Framework

6. Kuwait
6.1 Power Sector Overview
6.2 Renewable Energy Development & Future Capacity Target
6.3 Renewable Energy Policy Framework

7. Oman
7.1 Power Sector Overview
7.2 Renewable Energy Development & Future Capacity Target
7.3 Renewable Energy Policy Framework

8. Qatar
8.1 Power Sector Overview
8.2 Renewable Energy Development & Future Capacity Target
8.3 Renewable Energy Policy Framework

9. GCC Electricity Grid Infrastructure

10. Renewable Energy Sector Trends
10.1 Market Opportunity Smart Grid Solutions
10.2 Investments in Renewable energy Projects
10.3 Incentive & Tariff Structure
10.4 Rising Electricity Consumption

List of Figures

Figure 2-1: Global - Solar Radiation Map
Figure 2-2: GCC Solar Radiation Map
Figure 2-3: GCC – Solar Power Generation Capacity Per Day(MW)
Figure 2-4: GCC - Daily Average Solar Radiation by Country
Figure 2-5: GCC - Monthly Average Wind Speed by Country
Figure 2-6: GCC - Waste Generation by Type
Figure 2-7: GCC - Municipal Solid Waste Generation by Country
Figure 3-1: Saudi Arabia – Solar Radiation Map
Figure 3-2: Saudi Arabia - Desalination Cost by Solar Power Based Technology, US$/m3
Figure 3-3: Saudi Arabia Renewable Energy Capacity Target (GW), 2018, 2020, 2027 & 2032
Figure 3-4: Saudi Arabia – Renewable Energy Capacity by Fuel (GW), 2030
Figure 3-5: Saudi Arabia – Renewable Energy Capacity by Fuel (GW), 2032
Figure 3-6: Saudi Arabia – Renewable Energy Capacity by fuel (%), 2032
Figure 3-7: Saudi Arabia - Solar PV & Solar Thermal based Power Generation Capacity (GW), 2032
Figure 3-8: Saudi Arabia - Solar Power Generation Capacity Target (GW), 2020 & 2032
Figure 3-9: Saudi Arabia - Share of Solar Power in Electricity Generation, 2020
Figure 3-10: Saudi Arabia - Share of Solar Power in Electricity Generation, 2032
Figure 3-11: Saudi Arabia - Renewable Energy Investment, US$ Billion
Figure 4-1: UAE - Power Generation Capacity Additions, (MW)
Figure 4-2: UAE - Abu Dhabi Renewable Energy Target, 2020
Figure 4-3: UAE - Dubai Renewable Energy Target, 2030
Figure 4-4: UAE - Dubai Share of Solar Power in Electricity Installed Capacity, 2020 & 2030
Figure 4-5: UAE – Solar Radiation Map
Figure 4-6: UAE - Share of Nuclear Power in Total Energy Matrix, 2020
Figure 4-7: UAE - Renewable Energy Sector Investment, US$ Billion
Figure 4-8: UAE - Dubai Electricity Generation Capacity by Fuel, 2030
Figure 5-1: Bahrain - Percentage Change in Electricity Consumption, 2000-2011
Figure 5-2: Bahrain – Electricity Generation Capacity (MW), 2008-2011
Figure 5-3: Bahrain - Electricity Consumption (GWh), 2008-2010
Figure 5-4: Bahrain - Peak Load (MW), 2008-2011
Figure 5-5: Bahrain - Monthly Average Daily Global Radiation and Average Sunshine Hours
Figure 5-6: Bahrain - Mean Annual Wind Speed by Month
Figure 5-7: Bahrain - Share of Renewable Energy in Electricity Matrix, 2030
Figure 6-1: Kuwait - Oil Consumption in Power Generation (%), 2010 & 2020
Figure 6-2: Kuwait – Electricity Generation Capacity (MW), 2010 & 2011
Figure 6-3: Kuwait – Solar Radiation Map
Figure 6-4: Kuwait - Share of Renewable Energy in Electricity Matrix, 2020 & 2030
Figure 6-5: Kuwait - Kuwait Renewable Energy Investments, US$ Million
Figure 7-1: Oman - Peak Demand for Electricity (MW), 2010 & 2012
Figure 7-2: Oman - Electricity Generation Capacity Addition by Projects ( MW), 2016
Figure 7-3: Oman - Share of Renewable Energy in Electricity Matrix, 2020
Figure 7-4: Oman - Solar Radiation Map (MWh/m2)
Figure 8-1: Qatar - Electricity Generation Capacity (MW), 2008-2011
Figure 8-2: Qatar – Solar Radiation Map
Figure 8-3: Qatar - Renewable Energy Investments, US$ Billion
Figure 8-4: Qatar – Share of Renewable Energy in Electricity Matrix, 2024
Figure 8-5: Qatar – Solar Power Capacity Target (MW), 2020 & 2024
Figure 9-1: GCC - Electricity Demand (MW), 2020 & 2028
Figure 9-2: GCC - Interconnection Grid
Figure 10-1: GCC - Renewable Energy Investments by Country

List of Tables

Table 4-1: UAE - Planned Nuclear Power Reactors

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