Navigating Renewable Energy Projects in the GCC

The context and conditions of renewable energy project development vary significantly across regions and countries. The workshop, which focused on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, identified region-specific aspects of project development and incorporated them into the Project Navigator for it to meet these regional needs. The event introduced the IRENA Project Navigator to government officials, local utilities and project developers, providing an opportunity to discuss how the Navigator could be used to enable the further deployment of renewable energy projects in the UAE and other GCC countries.

As a result of the workshop, DEWA expressed interest in using the IRENA Project Navigator. The IRENA Project Navigator was also identified as a way to support a roof-top solar programme in the UAE. The Regulation & Supervision Bureau in Abu Dhabi (RSB), the Federal Electricity & Water Authority (FEWA), Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA) and Bee’a expressed their interest in the Navigator and to receive individual trainings on how to use it. The opportiunty to involve the utilities and other relevant stakeholders from the region in the development of the technical guidelines for rooftop PV project was well received.

Workshop Summary