Saudi targets 17GW of nuclear power by 2032
Riyadh, May 8, 2012
Saudi Arabia should build 17 gigawatts (GW) of nuclear power plant capacity by 2032 plus 4 GW of geothermal and waste-to-energy capacity, enough to meet about a sixth of its expected peak demand, a senior official said on Tuesday.
Khalid al-Sulaiman, vice president for renewable energy at the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE), said in a presentation in the Saudi capital Riyadh that peak-load power demand was expected to reach 121GW in 20 years time, of which 60.5GW would still be met by hydrocarbon-fuelled power plants. – Reuters