GCC Renewable Energy Sector Analysis

  • ID: 2200885
  • Report
  • 103 Pages
  • Kuick Research
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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.


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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 Tables:

Table 4-1: UAE - Planned Nuclear Power Reactors

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

Figure 3-1: Saudi Arabia – Solar Radiation Map
Figure 3-2: Saudi Arabia - Desalination Cost by Solar Power Based Technology, US$/m3
Figure 3-3: Saudi Arabia - Renewable Energy Target by Fuel Type, 2032
Figure 3-4: Saudi Arabia - Solar PV & Solar Thermal based Power Generation Capacity (GW), 2032
Figure 3-5: Saudi Arabia - Solar Power Generation Capacity Target (GW), 2020 & 2032
Figure 3-6: Saudi Arabia - Share of Solar Power in Electricity Generation, 2020
Figure 3-7: Saudi Arabia - Share of Solar Power in Electricity Generation, 2032
Figure 3-8: Saudi Arabia - Renewable Energy Investment, US$ Billions

Figure 4-1: UAE - Electricity Profile of Abu Dhabi (MW), 2011
Figure 4-2: UAE - Electricity Peak Demand in Abu Dhabi (MW), 2015 & 2020
Figure 4-3: UAE - Power Generation Capacity Additions, (MW)
Figure 4-4: UAE - Electricity Profile of Dubai (MW), 2011
Figure 4-5: UAE - Percentage Change in Peak Demand in Dubai, 2008-2011
Figure 4-6: UAE - Installed Power Capacity in Dubai (MW), 2010 & 2011
Figure 4-7: UAE - Electricity Profile of Sharjah (MW), 2010
Figure 4-8: UAE - Electricity Generation Capacity in Northern Emirates (MW), 2009-2011
Figure 4-9: UAE - Abu Dhabi Renewable Energy Target, 2020
Figure 4-10: UAE - Dubai Renewable Energy Target, 2030
Figure 4-11: UAE - Dubai Share of Solar Power in Electricity Installed Capacity, 2020 & 2030
Figure 4-12: UAE – Solar Radiation Map
Figure 4-13: UAE - Share of Nuclear Power in Total Energy Matrix, 2020
Figure 4-14: UAE - Renewable Energy Sector Investment, US$ Billion
Figure 4-15: UAE - Dubai Electricity Generation Capacity by Fuel, 2030

Figure 5-1: Bahrain - Percentage Change in Electricity Consumption, 2000-2011
Figure 5-2: Bahrain – Electricity Generation Capacity (MW), 2008-2011
Figure 5-3: Bahrain - Electricity Consumption (GWh), 2008-2010
Figure 5-4: Bahrain - Peak Load (MW), 2008-2011
Figure 5-5: Bahrain - Monthly Average Daily Global Radiation and Average Sunshine Hours
Figure 5-6: Bahrain - Mean Annual Wind Speed by Month
Figure 5-7: Bahrain - Share of Renewable Energy in Electricity Matrix, 2030

Figure 6-1: Kuwait - Oil & Gas Consumption by Sector, 2010
Figure 6-2: Kuwait - Oil Consumption in Power Generation (%), 2010 & 2020
Figure 6-3: Kuwait – Electricity Generation Capacity (MW), 2010 & 2011
Figure 6-4: Kuwait – Solar Radiation Map
Figure 6-5: Kuwait - Share of Renewable Energy in Electricity Matrix, 2020
Figure 6-6: Kuwait - Kuwait Renewable Energy Investments, US$ Million

Figure 7-1: Oman - Peak Demand for Electricity (MW), 2010 & 2011
Figure 7-2: Oman - Electricity Generation Capacity Addition by Projects (MW), 2016
Figure 7-3: Oman - Share of Renewable Energy in Electricity Matrix, 2020
Figure 7-4: Oman - Solar Radiation Map (MWh/m2)

Figure 8-1: Qatar - Electricity Generation Capacity (MW), 2008-2011
Figure 8-2: Qatar - Electricity Peak Load (MW), 2008-2011
Figure 8-3: Qatar – Solar Radiation Map
Figure 8-4: Qatar - Renewable Energy Investments, US$ Billion
Figure 8- 5: Qatar – Share of Renewable Energy in Electricity Matrix, 2030

Figure 9-1: GCC - Electricity Demand (MW), 2020 & 2028
Figure 9-2: GCC - Interconnection Grid
Figure 10-1: GCC - Renewable Energy Investments by Country
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