Crown Prince announces launch of Sakaka solar power plant

SourceSaudi Gazette
SectorOil & Gas
CountrySaudi Arabia

SAKAKA — Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman on Thursday announced the launch of the Sakaka solar power plant and the signing of a power purchase agreement (PPA) for seven new solar power projects in various regions in the Kingdom.The Crown Prince, who is the chairman of the Supreme Committee for Energy Mix Affairs to monitor production and empower the renewable energy sector, said that the launch of Sakaka Solar PV Plant — the first renewable energy project in the Kingdom — and the signing of the power purchase agreement for seven new projects are the result of implementing directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to develop the Kingdom’s economy in accordance with Vision 2030 and renewable energy initiatives are part of it.“A few weeks ago, the ‘Green Saudi’ initiative and the ‘Green Middle East’ initiative were announced. I explained that, as a world-leading oil producer, we are well aware of our share of responsibility in advancing the fight against climate change. In continuation of our more...