Under the management of Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), Saudi is planning its first ISCC project combined with CSP—Duba 1 ISCC power station. It will be 50 MW solar parabolic trough of the plant’s total 605 MW of capacity. The other ISCC project, 1,390 MW Waad Al Shamal plant with 50 MW CSP is also under construction, and both are expected to be operational in early 2018.
As SEC indicated, “We got the cheapest CSP cost per installed kilowatt from Duba 1 and Waad Al Shamal – less than $1,600/kW, meaning the capital cost of the solar thermal facility is projected to be less than half the lowest CSP cost achieved up until now.
During the upcoming CSP Focus MENA 2017 Sept.13-14 Dubai conference, Mr. Hamed Al-Saggaf, Executive Director of Saudi Electricity Company will make a key-note speech about SEC’s CSP and ISCC strategy.