Webinar on the new 300 MW Solar Opportunities in Saudi Arabia

The EU GCC Clean Energy Network (www.eugcc-cleanergy.net) invites EU solar project developers, stakeholders and investors to the webinar on the "Saudi Arabia National Renewable Programme" organised with the Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO), an office of the Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources.

Webinar Title: National Renewable Program - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)

Webinar date/time: March 8, 12.00pm - 14.00pm KSA time

Webinar objectives: To answer and clarify any ambiguities for the solar energy organisations interested in qualifying and bidding for the KSA National Renewable Program Projects, run by the Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO), an office of the Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources.

Webinar speakers: The REPDO team led by Eng. Turki Al-Shehri who is the REPDO Manager.


Presentation by Eng Turki Al Shehri (REPDO) Manager Q&A session to answer and clarify any ambiguities for the solar firms interested in qualifying and bidding for the National Renewable Program

Webinar link/access details:

Please find below the URL for registration to the webinar. 


This link will ask participants to register, which is necessary in order to have an idea of the number of connections expected.

Background information on the KSA National RES programme

The international RFQ process for the NREP is open to any company (or consortium of companies) with the technical and financial capabilities to execute projects of this scale.

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources Issues Request for Qualifications for Round 1 of the National Renewable Energy Program

  • RFQ Open to Local, Regional and International Developers and Consortiums
  • Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) to Lead NREP Program
  • Round 1 of NREP includes 400 MW Wind and 300 MW Solar PV
  • Program targets 3.45 GW of Renewables by 2020 and 9.5 GW by 2023

The RFQ will be managed through an eProcurement portal, ensuring that the process is fair, transparent, and fast. Round 1 RFQ documents can be viewed, downloaded, and responded to via the dedicated, secure government gateway, found at www.powersaudiarabia.com.sa . The RFQ window closes on March 20th 2017, with pre-qualified bidders announced by April 10th, 2017.

The sites selected for Round 1 include Sakaka, in the Al Jouf Province (Northern of KSA) where the 300 MW of Solar PV will be developed. The projects will be backed by 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) for Solar PV. Both sites have undergone full predevelopment work, and site assessments will be made available to pre-qualified bidders at the request for proposal stage (RFP).

The application for pre-qualification is open on an individual basis, to all entities engaged in the electric power sector, or to a consortium of firms, in which at least one entity has experience in the electric power sector, especially as a renewable energy independent power producer (IPP). Entities from Saudi Arabia, in addition to regional and international players across the Wind and Solar power value chain are encouraged to participate in the pre-qualification process.

Pre-qualified bidders will enter into the Round 1 RFP due to launch on April 17th 2017, with the RFP process expected to close in July 2017. Companies whose pre-qualification application is unsuccessful as either a Manager or Technical role in Round 1 will still be eligible to participate in future NREP RFQs, and potentially RFPs, as long as they qualify for the projects.

The NREP targets 9.5 GW of Renewable Energy by 2023 in support of Vision 2030, with an interim target of 3.45 GW of Renewable power capacity by 2020 under the National Transformation Program (NTP).