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GCC Renewable Energy Sector Analysis

Press Release   •   Aug 07, 2012 14:46 IST

The world’s largest producer of oil and gas is finding it increasingly difficult to suffice its own needs. An unprecedented increase in population and growth in industrial and economic activity has triggered newfound interest in renewable energy development for six major Middle Eastern economies. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman, together knows as the Gulf Cooperation Council, have turned their focus towards the exploitation of renewable sources of energy present in the region.

Electricity production is the most energy intensive industry in these countries and is produced mostly from fossil fuels. The climatic conditions of the region make air conditioning a must resulting in more than average power consumption as compared to the rest of the world. About 99% of water in these countries comes from desalination, another energy consuming process, working mainly on gas feeds. Water and electricity together are the most energy consuming sectors in the region and some of these countries are the highest per capita consumers of power and water. With depleting oil and gas reserves and export quotas and commitments to fulfill, it is vital for the GCC countries to diversify and look at renewable sources of energy for power and water production.

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and Oman have each declared their plans to produce at least 10% of electricity from renewable sources of energy by 2020 and are leaving no stone unturned to secure their future with renewable sources of energy, the report implies.

The research report is an intriguing text that gives facts and projected figures about the paradoxical situation arising in the world, with the world’s largest oil and gas providers looking at renewable sources to light their own bulbs. The report meticulously takes through each country’s electricity and water situation and then its renewable energy efforts along with policies and regulations. It is packed with information and adds a special feature on the GCC interconnection grid that will be fed with power from the renewable sources of energy in the coming years and also gives the potential renewable sources of energy and the future scenario of the GCC region with the latest developments.

1. Why GCC is Focusing on Renewable Energy?
2. GCC Renewable Energy Resource Mapping
2.1 Solar
2.2 Wind
2.3 Waste to Energy
2.4 Biogas
3. Saudi Arabia
3.1 Overview
3.2 Renewable Energy Initiatives & Generation Capacity Target
3.3 Regulatory & Policy Framework
4. United Arab Emirates
4.1 Overview
4.2 Renewable Energy Initiatives & Generation Capacity Target
4.3 Regulatory & Policy Framework
5. Bahrain
5.1 Overview
5.2 Renewable Energy Initiatives & Generation Capacity Target
5.3 Regulatory & Policy Framework
6. Kuwait
6.1 Overview
6.2 Renewable Energy Initiatives & Generation Capacity Target
6.3 Regulatory & Policy Framework
7. Oman
7.1 Overview
7.2 Renewable Energy Initiatives & Generation Capacity Target
7.3 Regulatory & Policy Framework
8. Qatar
8.1 Overview
8.2 Renewable Energy Initiatives & Generation Capacity Target
8.3 Regulatory & Policy Framework
9. GCC Electricity Grid
10. Emerging Trends
10.1 Demand for Smart Grid Solutions
10.2 Increasing Investments
10.3 Need for Incentive & Tariff Structure
10.4 Rising Electricity Consumption

List of Figures
Figure 1-1: GCC - Oil Production and Consumption (‘000 Barrels per day), 2009 & 2010
Figure 1-2: GCC - Natural Gas Production and Consumption (Billion Cubic Meters), 2009 & 2010
Figure 1-3: GCC - Share in Global Oil Reserves, 2012
Figure 1-4: GCC - Oil Reserves by Country (Billion bbl), 2011
Figure 1-5: GCC - Natural Gas Reserves by Country (Trillion Cubic Feet), 2011
Figure 2-1: GCC - Solar Radiation Map
Figure 2-2: GCC - Daily Average Solar Radiation by Country
Figure 2-3: GCC - Monthly Average Wind Speed by Country
Figure 2-4: GCC - Waste Generation by Type
Figure 2-5: GCC - Municipal Solid Waste Generation by Country

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