MENA Power Survey: Generators Seek Fuel Diversity; Capacity Up 3.4% To 370GW

Regional electricity generators raised total capacity by 3.84% to 372.1GW in 2014. GCC countries led the expansion through an increase of almost 4.5% over 2013, equivalent to 5.45GW of new capacity (see table).

Although hydrocarbons and gas in particular dominated the fuel mix in new plants, generators continued to seek fuel diversity through new renewables capacity and moves towards nuclear and coal.