Open­ing up KSA to the power of re­new­ables

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SAUDI ARA­BIA RE­NEW­ABLE

En­ergy - So­lar & Wind 2019 is a two-day con­fer­ence that is be­ing hosted on 22-23 Jan­uary, 2019 at Rosh Ray­haan by Rotana in Riyadh, Saudi Ara­bia.

This con­fer­ence fo­cuses on the fu­ture of re­new­able en­ergy in Saudi Ara­bia with fur­ther dis­cus­sions about tech­no­log­i­cal en­hance­ments, NEOM City, Oman’s Mi­raah Project, Mas­dar Ini­tia­tive, prospec­tive de­vel­op­ment sites, elec­tric ve­hi­cle mar­kets, and Dubai Clean Strat­egy 2050.

It also dis­cusses the po­ten­tial for growth of the King­dom in re­gard to re­duc­ing car­bon foot­prints. It is a plat­form to dis­cuss and de­bate best prac­tices which can be in­stru­men­tal in max­imis­ing the power sourc­ing in the re­gion.

Saudi Ara­bia has an im­pres­sive nat­u­ral po­ten­tial for so­lar and wind power, and the lo­cal en­ergy con­sump­tion will in­crease three­fold by 2030 – the coun­try still lacks a com­pet­i­tive re­new­able en­ergy sec­tor at present. In the wake of these events, Bricsa Con­sult­ing has de­vel­oped this agenda to bring re­new­able en­ergy sec­tor lead­ers across the globe un­der one roof and dis­cuss var­i­ous facets.

The King­dom aims to re­view the le­gal and reg­u­la­tory frame­work that al­lows the pri­vate sec­tor to pur­chase and in­vest in the re­new­able en­ergy sec­tor. It also fo­cuses to lo­calise the en­ergy in­dus­try and pro­duce the nec­es­sary skill-sets for lo­cal re­source de­vel­op­ment; they will also en­cour­age pub­lic-pri­vate part­ner­ships (PPP).

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