Power & Renewables

Middle East & Africa November 2019

Regional analysis & forecasts
Middle East & Africa

Qatar’s hosting of the World Cup in 2022 will put its power sector under huge stress because of the event’s high cooling needs. To meet demand, the country is developing two new gas-fired generation and desalination plants – the 2.5 GW Facility E and the 2 GW Ras Abu Fontas A – as well as a 700 MW solar plant in Al Kharsaah. The gas-fired plants will be commissioned in 2020 and 2022 respectively, while the solar plant will reach full capacity by 2022. The...