Middle East Economic Survey


No 49



UAE Cuts 10-Year Electric Power Demand Forecast

The UAE government has cut its 10-year electric power demand forecast by about 16%, with projections for 2020 reduced from an earlier estimate of 40.0gw given by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash at a conference in Abu Dhabi in November. Official news agency WAM quoted UAE Minister of Energy Mohammed al-Hamli on 1 December as saying that the country would increase its power...