Scheduled MENA powergen capacity start-ups in 2016 will mainly burn oil & gas. Growing regional interest in renewables will show mainly in tenders.

MENA regional electricity generators have scheduled plant start-ups with a combined capacity of 13.4GW for 2016. Oil-fired capacity will amount to 7.31GW, its dominant position due largely to two plants being built in Saudi Arabia. Gas-fired additions will amount to 5.83GW and solar to 256MW.

The new oil-fired plants will require around...