Saudi power generation to grow 49% through 2019

Saudi power consumption to reach 220TWh a year by 2019

Power generation in Saudi is set to surge due to population growth.
Power generation in Saudi is set to surge due to population growth.

Saudi Arabia is expected to increase its electrical power capacity by 49% through 2019 to meet growing residential and business energy demands.

Power consumption is projected to reach 220 terawatt-hours (TWh) a year by the end of the forecast period, with a per capita consumption increase of 9%.

The development of the power sector has become a top priority within the Kingdom’s development plans, given rapid population growth and the boom in real estate and other energy-intensive industries.

This has opened up various opportunities for electricity and power business ventures, which will be highlighted during the 14th Saudi International Electrical Engineering, Power Generation and Distribution Exhibition (Elenex) taking place from 29 May to 1 June at the Riyadh Convention and Exhibitions Centre.

Held under the patronage of the KSA Ministry of Water and Electricity, Saudi Elenex 2011 will run simultaneously with Saudi Luminex, the 11th International Lighting Equipment Show; Saudi Aircon, the 12th International Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Heating and Refrigeration Show; and Saudi Water Technology, the 9th International Exhibition for Water Technology, Desalination Plants and Accessories.

Forming the ELAW group of shows, these events provide a comprehensive platform for exploring potential power, lighting, water and HVAC deals, and gaining a strategic position in the KSA’s utilities sector.

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