It has been announced that Iranian manufacturers will invest nearly $7 billion over the next three years to build new power plants to respond to the country’s growing demand for electricity.
Ihsan Ismaael, Oil Minister of Iraq, said that the country has signed an agreement with UAE’s Masdar to develop 2 GW of renewable energy, as part of Iraq’s drive to develop 7.5 GW of renewable energy.
President Erdogan of Turkey has announced that the first unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, being built by Rosatom, may be put into operation in 2022.
Iran’s Thermal Power Plant Holding (TPPH) has announced plans to construct 10 new combined cycle units with a total capacity of 1752 MW by June 2022.
The Armenian government plans to expand the country’s renewable energy capacity by building two new solar power plants.
Iran’s only nuclear power plant, Bushehr, has been repaired, reconnected to the grid, and is again operating.
Bushehr, Iran’s only nuclear power plant, underwent what authorities describe as a temporary emergency shutdown, although no explanation for the cause of the shutdown has yet been given.
A report has been issued by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Electricity, Water, and Renewable Energy regarding the establishment of eight power plants to generate a combined capacity of 17 300 MW.
GE has signed an agreement with Qatalum to provide it with five Advanced Gas Path (AGP) upgrade units, maintenance services for 15 years for equipment at the 1080 MW power plant, and a suite of cybersecurity solutions.
The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) is in talks to buy power plants in the United Arab Emirates and could issue debt green bonds in 2022 as it seeks to expand renewables generation.