The next big thing? Saudi Arabia and Russia
Policy & markets
When: Friday, 28 September 2018, 12:45 - 13:45
Where: Room: Bilbao
This session will focus on two of the largest potential new markets in the world – Russia and Saudi Arabia…two very large countries which are often in the news but which remain a mystery to most of the western world. Russia is by far the largest country in the world, and has huge areas with excellent wind resources; but only a few megawatts have been developed to date. That is set to change soon, as now upwards of 3 GW has been tendered, and the buildout is underway – with no doubt more to come – potentially lots more. Saudi Arabia is looking to develop its large wind and solar resources as rapidly rising domestic consumption is rapidly eating up its surplus oil production, the country’s most important export. Under the new government, this programme is moving forward rapidly. Solar will get the largest piece but the country has excellent wind resources on the west coast as well as elsewhere.
Senior Policy Advisor , GWEC
Saudi Arabia: What opportunities lie ahead for wind?
President & CEO, ACWA Power
What's all the hype about the Russian wind market?
Director, Center for Development of Renewable Energy, Moscow Higher School of Economics
Opportunities for wind energy in Russia: the Ulyanovsk region
Governor, Ulyanovsk Region, Russia