Middle East Economic Survey


No 30



GCC Power Grid Goes Live, Provides Model For Regional Cooperation

The GCC power grid was ready to go live on 26 July as MEES went to press connecting for the first time Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait, while the line that will link in the UAE is scheduled for completion in 2011, with Oman expected to follow shortly thereafter (see map). The initial connection is a milestone for a project that was planned back in 1991 ...