The Renewable Energy Project Development Office has issued the request for qualification for the 400 MW wind plant at Dumat Al Jandal – Saudia Arabia’s first utility-scale wind power project. Potential bidders and plant developers need to submit their qualifications by August 10, 2017. The project is a part of the first round of the National Renewable Energy Program. Saudi Arabia plans to develop 30 solar and wind projects over the next 10 years as part of a $50 billion programme to reduce its oil consumption and boost power generation. The country aims to produce 10 per cent of its power from renewable energy by 2023.