giovedì 18 aprile 2019
Sostenibilità: Il Programma Nazionale per le Energie Rinnovabili
The National Renewable Energy Program (NREP)
Saudi Arabia’s National Renewable Energy Program (NREP), overseen by the Kingdom’s Ministry of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources (MEIM), is a long term, strategic initiative that directly supports the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
The program, implemented by the Ministry’s Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO), has set out a systematic and targeted roadmap to rapidly diversify the Kingdom’s domestic power supply.
Through diversifying Saudi Arabia’s energy mix, the NREP will not only reduce the Kingdom’s dependence on oil and its greenhouse gas emissions as part of the Paris Agreement; it will also enable job creation and catalyze economic development across the Kingdom, supporting long-term prosperity in line with Vision 2030’s goals.
The NREP will lead the creation of a new renewable energy technology industry and support the build-up of this promising sector through harnessing private sector investment and encouraging public-private partnerships.
In 2018 under the NREP, Saudi Arabia has successfully launched two renewable energy projects in the northern region of Al-Jouf: Sakaka, a 300 MW solar PV powerplant, awarded to AWCA Power, will break ground in November 2018; and the Dumat Al-Jandal 400 MW onshore wind project which will be awarded in December 2018.