Saudi Arabia to build world’s largest wind farm in Uzbekistan to bridge energy shortages at home
Saudi Arabia has pledged to invest $14 billion in Uzbekistan including the construction of the world’s largest wind farm with a capacity of 1.5 GW that will power 1.65 million homes, reports say.
The Gulf Kingdom’s power company ACWA Power will build the farm in Karakalpakstan region.
The project will solve the kingdom’s chronic energy shortages. ACWA Power has already begun building two smaller wind farms in the Bukhara region, reports say.
Within the 2030 Vision, oil-rich Saudi Arabia has connected its first wind farm to the grid inside the country last year. The 400-megawatt Dumat Al-Jandal wind farm – developed by EDF Renewables and Masdar – is made up of 99 wind turbines.