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Saudi Arabia Details Plan for Nuclear, Wind

Dec 4, 2012
Source: 
(Bloomberg)

Saudi Arabia plans to produce 18 gigawatts of electricity from nuclear plants and 9 gigawatts from wind energy by 2032, Eqtisadiah daily reported, citing an official at the agency developing the country’s renewable energy program.

The country also plans to generate 1,000 megawatt from geothermal energy sources and 3,000 megawatt by turning waste into a fuel, Khalid al-Suliman, vice president at the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, told the Riyadh- based newspaper.

Al-Suliman told the daily that officials are considering selling solar power to the European Union during winter seasons through Turkey and that the agency have completed feasibility study for the project.