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South Africa’s Eskom to launch 1.4GW battery storage tender
The battery tender is considered “a flagship project” for Eskom, which supplies around 90% of South Africa’s electricity via more than 45GW of generation
Nominations Open for the Middle East Energy Awards: Utilities Project of the Year
This year, the awards are bigger than ever with a rebrand to the Middle East Energy Awards, which for the first time includes renewable and alternative energy, through the Utilities Middle East magazine
“Considerable Potential” for wind energy in Saudi Arabia, say researchers
Researchers point out that scaling-up wind energy could provide a significant new source of clean electricity in the country, as well as a potential new industry for the Kingdom
SNC-Lavalin wins $70m contract to build three substations in Meydan One
The substations are expected to be operational in late 2019
Saudi Arabia opens bids for Kingdom’s first utility-scale wind farm
Four bids were submitted by pre-qualified consortiums ACWA Power, EDF Energies Nouvelles, Enel Green Power S.p.A. and International Power SA, Dubai branch (ENGIE).
UAE nuclear plant gets licence to generate electric power
The licence is a key regulatory requirement before the Barakah nuclear energy plant in Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi, can start operations

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