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Agreement signed for solar power plant in Saudi industrial city

Sustainable energy needs were identified, as both sides were keen to diversify sustainable energy sources in Saudi Arabia

The Royal Commission and King Abdullah City signed a joint cooperation agreement to study the feasibility of establishing and operating a solar power plant in Yanbu Industrial City with a capacity of 50 MW.

The sustainable energy needs of the city were identified as both sides were keen to carry out joint work to diversify sustainable energy sources in Saudi Arabia using science, research and industries related to renewable energy, thereby contributing to sustainable development and localisation of technology in Saudi Arabia.

The Royal Commission in Yanbu holds the task of coordinating with key partners in Yanbu Industrial City to put the agreement into action, to develop future plans for renewable energy and the provision of land for the establishment of renewable energy plants, reports UAE-based Aliqtisadi.

King Abdullah City handles preparing a draft for the work scope of the project, the development of regulations and regulations for linking renewable energy plants to the electricity grid, and making recommendations for the Royal Commission regarding the techniques used in solar energy.