Saudi Arabia inaugurates first renewable energy power plant

Saudi Arabia has inaugurated the country’s first renewable energy project- Sakaka IPP photovoltaic (PV) power plant. .

The plant has an output capacity of 300 MW and is located in northwestern Al-Jouf region. The country also signed power purchase agreements for seven other renewable energy projects in a number of regions with 12 Saudi and international companies. The new projects are in Al Madinah, Sudair, Qurayyat, Shuaibah, Jeddah, Rabigh, and Rafha. The total capacity of these projects, in addition to the two projects of Sakaka plant and Doumat Al Jandal wind energy project is 3,670 MW.