Middle East Economic Survey


No 31



GCC Power Grid Links Four Gulf Countries

The GCC power grid went live as planned on 26 July, connecting for the first time Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait. The transmission line that will link in the UAE is scheduled for completion in 2011, with Oman scheduled to follow shortly thereafter. The project is one of the first pan-GCC schemes to get off the ground and could provide a model for regional cooperation (MEES, 27 July). It...