Update From The Field January 2019:
The Middle-East, an emerging market with limited opportunities

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Table of contents

Executive Summary (2)

Table of figures (4)

New regulations and initiatives discussed this month (4)

Americas (4)

United States (4)

Europe (4)

United Kingdom (4)

France (4)

Projects updates and announcements (5)

Overview of the 2019 market for utility-scale energy storage projects (5)

Projects announced or contracted this month (5)

Projects commissioned this month (7)

Tenders this month (9)

Focus of the month: The Middle-East, an emerging market with limited opportunities (11)

Lebanon: A dysfunctional power system trying to get back on its feet (11)

An evolving role of the private sector (13)

Emerging solar-plus-storage projects give a glimpse of hope for the current electricity crisis (13)

The Capital Investment Plan: a clear roadmap that encourages third-party investments and a restructuring of the electricity tariffs (14)

Israel: PV-plus-Storage likely to achieve a specific tariff in 2019 (15)

Key take-away on energy storage: new regulations are paving the way for an efficient energy storage adoption (15)

Israel’s power status (16)

Liberalization process (17)

Electricity sector changes (17)

Jordan: An emerging market with a strong systemic need for storage (18)

Key take-away on energy storage (18)

The Jordanian power status: the transformation to a self-sufficient power system (19)

Egypt: A huge potential with no concrete plans for the deployment of battery storage (22)

The United Arab Emirates: An early adopter country which has stalled on storage deployments (23)

Saudi Arabia: A disappointing behemoth (24)

Table of Figures

Figure 1: Utility-scale energy storage projects announced/contracted and commissioned in 2018 and 2019 (ongoing) (5)

Figure 2: Opportunities for energy storage by country (11)

Figure 3. A comparison between peak generation and demand in Lebanon  (12)

Figure 4. Electrical Capital Investment Plan projects (14)

Figure 5. Planned Non-Conventional Generation Sources (15)

Figure 6. Energy storage opportunities in Lebanon (15)

Figure 7. Power production and fuel share in the electricity generation (17)

Figure 8. Energy storage opportunities in Israel (18)

Figure 9. Generated energy by resource type in Jordan – 2017 (20)

Figure 10. Jordan’s Vision 2025 target scenario (21)

Figure 11. Energy storage opportunities in Jordan (22)

Figure 12. Energy storage opportunities in Egypt (23)

Figure 13. Energy storage opportunities in the UAE (24)

Figure 14. Energy storage opportunities in Saudi Arabia (25)