Saudi Arabia’s first large wind power plant starts generation

Saudi Arabia’s first large wind power plant, the 400 MW Dumat al-Jandal, has started power generation.

The project has been developed by UAE-based Masdar and France’s EDF Renewables. It consists of 99 Vestas turbines rated 4.2 MW each. Once fully operational, the plant will generate enough green energy for power supply to up to 70,000 households in Saudi Arabia while offsetting 988,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. Dumat al-Jandal wind plant’s full commissioning is expected before the end of 2021. The plant will sell its power generation to the Saudi Power Procurement Company under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).

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