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Grid upgrades will help stalled wind projects

Grid upgrades will help stalled wind projects

JORDAN: Work has started on reinforcing Jordan's transmission grid in order to integrate more renewable energy on to the network and improve the reliability of the power supply.

Iran eyes tenders for large-scale installations

Iran eyes tenders for large-scale installations

IRAN: Iran will introduce competitive tenders for large-scale wind projects in order to reduce costs, the government has announced.

Market Status: Middle East and Africa

Market Status: Middle East and Africa

MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA: Wind installations in 2015 and prospects for 2016 in countries across the region. Including our unique Feelgood Factor rating based on political support, investor confidence, structural readiness, and pipeline

Analysis: Iran takes action to enable renewables growth

Analysis: Iran takes action to enable renewables growth

IRAN: In a bid to encourage wind-power deployment, the Iranian government is working to speed up the permitting process and remove barriers to finance.


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Middle East & North Africa - Political events bring delays but offer hope

NORTHERN AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST: Political and social unrest rocked much of the Middle East and north Africa in 2011, putting projects on hold and raising concerns for future investment. While a few countries did see progress, unrest still haunts much of the region. A lot will now depend on how quickly these countries manage to regain stability and restore confidence.

Sub-Saharan Africa - New players join the world of wind

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: The year ahead should be busy in sub-Saharan Africa after significant progress was made in 2011, most notably with project tenders in South Africa, but also installations in Ethiopia and Cape Verde. Projects also made strides ahead in Nigeria, Mauritania and Kenya. In many other countries barriers such as the lack of a regulatory framework and reliable wind data continue to hamper development.

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