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$200bn to be pumped in MENA power sector by 2020

Consumption of electricity in the MENA region is said to grow at a faster pace over the next decade, with investments worth more than $200 billion set to be pumped into the region’s power sector by 2020, according to a report.

The MENA Power 2013 report published by MEED Insight earlier this year, said that demand for electricity has grown so rapidly in the region, that in many instances utilities have struggled to keep up, resulting in investments worth billions of dollars in new power plants.

The report added that more than $100bn of investment is required by 2020 to meet the additional capacity with the same amount to be invested in the transmission and distribution sectors – representing a lucrative growth opportunity for anyone working in the power market.

This will come as good news to more than 1,200 exhibitors from 100 countries around the world that will participate in the 39th edition of Middle East Electricity, one of the world’s largest energy events focussing on the power, lighting, renewable and nuclear sectors.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai , Middle East Electricity will take place from 11-13 February 2014 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.


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Emirates GBC emphasises energy-efficiency at MEE

Emirates Green Building Council puts spotlight on energy-efficient built environments at Middle East Electricity exhibition

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) emphasised the importance of promoting energy efficient and sustainable built environments and its role in supporting the UAE’s vision of a ‘Green Economy for Sustainable Development,’ at Middle East Electricity (MEE).

At its dedicated stand at Za’abeel Hall, the Council put the spotlight on the need to promote sustainable built environments by focusing on improving energy efficiency and managing carbon emissions. The Council’s representatives provided insights on initiatives that will enable both existing buildings and new developments to be more energy efficient.

“The Middle East region is witnessing tremendous growth in requirements for power and water, as well as a growing carbon footprint, underlining the need for exploring alternative energy sources and further strengthening energy use efficiency.

With the region’s current emphasis on infrastructure development and backed by a growing population, it is imperative that energy efficiency measures are integrated into our built environments. The Middle East Electricity Exhibition serves as an ideal platform for us to share our insights on promoting sustainability,” according to Adnan Sharafi, Chairman of EmiratesGBC.

The stand will remain throughout the exhibition, from 7 to 9 February, in efforts to push green energy awareness to the majority of exhibitors who remain unmoved by cleantech.

Read more about BGreen’s take on Middle East Electric and renewable energy in the region in our March issue.

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Smart power and renewables on display

Read the whole story in our March issue under ENERGY AND WATER.

The Middle East Electricity Exhibition 2012, opened by UAE Minister of Environment and Water, Dr Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad on 7 February, hosted 113 new power, water, and energy projects valued at US$180 billion currently in the development stage in the region.

Taking place until 9 February at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the three-day exhibition has attracted more than 1,000 exhibitors from within the region and worldwide, according to the organisers of the event.

An increased interest in clean energy was evident at MEE.

Read Emirates Green Building Council’s take on MEE here.


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