REGIONAL

 

MENA Power Survey - Regional Capacity Rises 4.4% to 350GW In 2013

 

MENA electricity generators raised total capacity to almost 350GW by the end of 2013 from 334.5GW at end-2012, according to MEES estimates, a 4.4% increase. This was less than most countries’ demand growth rates, and governments last year announced plans for significant further capacity additions.

While the region overall has a surfeit of hydrocarbons, governments face three major problems in...