By innovation-sa on October 28, 2017 in News
Saudi Arabia aims to supply electricity to Ethiopia through its grid in Egypt within the next three years, revealed Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid Al-Falih. Saudi Arabia’s interconnection with Egypt is expected to generate 3,000 megawatts in 2020. Moreover, through its planned grid in Turkey, the Kingdom also targets European countries in future.
Al-Falih also confirmed the Kingdom’s decision to generate electricity using atomic energy under the guidelines of Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) and KA-CARE. The search for feasible location to setup two nuclear reactors capable of generating 2,500-3,000 MW has already commenced.
In addition, Italian technical consulting and engineering company CESI SpA and GCC Electrical Testing Laboratory (GCC Lab) decided to join hands for the development and operation of a state-of-the-art electrical testing facility in the Kingdom.