Energy Demand Continues To Grow In The Middle East And Africa

- Sep 17, 2018-

The united Arab emirates reported on August 26, 2018 that demand for energy production in the Middle East and Africa will increase by 6.4 percent in 2022, according to a new study released in August by APICORP, a joint organization of Arab petroleum exporting countries.

The uae, Morocco and Jordan are regional leaders in renewable energy.The three countries have developed detailed strategies for energy diversification.Phase iii and iv of the maktoum solar park in dubai, united Arab emirates, will generate electricity by the end of 2020, while ABU dhabi's solar power generation project is also in progress.Saudi Arabia also has ambitious plans for renewable energy development, with the Sakaka300MW photovoltaic project won by Saudi ACWA POWER, marking the world's latest low price of 2.342 cents per kilowatt.

While Kuwait, Qatar and Algeria, with their rich oil and gas reserves and low production costs, still have an increasing demand for hydrocarbon energy, and there is no established policy vision or effective organizational structure for the development of renewable energy.The slow pace of development in these countries also poses challenges to the development of regional renewable energy.