Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Arabia is planning to produce 9.5 gigawatts (GWs) of renewable energy by 2023, as the first phase in its 2030 Vision.
The renewable energy mix targeted by the kingdom includes wind energy, geothermal energy, and waste-generated energy, president of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) Khalid bin Saleh Al-Sultan said during the ninth session of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Khalid added that Saudi Arabia was working on creating a sustainable renewable energy sector including various industries and services, in addition to the training human resources.
Ministers and top officials from 160 countries participate in the Ninth Assembly of IRENA in Abu Dhabi to discuss supporting the international renewable energy industry.
IRENA is an international intergovernmental organisation that helps nations use renewable energy. It also promotes all clean energy including solar, wind, ocean, hydropower, bioenergy, and geothermal energy.