The latest move comes as part of the country’s plan to diversify energy supplies so as to fulfill the increasing demand
With positive sentiments being raised in the energy market, oil and gas companies are ramping up their production and exploration plans – something which they had kept at bay since long when the oil prices crashed from the highs of $115 per barrel to the lows of $27 per barrel around the beginning of this year.
As reported by Reuters, state-owned Saudi Aramco has outlined its aim on Sunday, to commission the wind turbine pilot plant by January, next year. The project is the first of its kind in the de facto kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The latest move comes as part of the country’s plan to diversify energy supplies so as to fulfill the increasing demand.
In a statement released on Sunday, the state-owned utility said: “The first electricity is expected to be supplied to the Saudi Aramco bulk plant once commissioning of the wind turbine is completed in January 2017.” The wind turbine would be dispatched by the General Electric (GE) that would give access to Aramco with provision of power to its Turaif project.
The latest move comes as quite good news for the green groups that have been pressurizing oil rich nations as well as energy giants to ban the use of fossil fuels. With the passage of time, awareness regarding the climate change threats are on a rise given that not only the human health but the burning of fossil fuels even detrimentally affect the entire planet.
Saudi Arab – a key player of the OPEC plays a very minor part when it comes to producing cleaner sources of energy, representing less than 1% of the entire production. However, now the kingdom aims to generate nearly 9.5 gigawatts from cleaner sources of energy as part of its Vision 2030 reform plan. The plan highly focuses on reducing the reliance of the kingdom on crude exports