UAE: Ras Al Khaimah Energy Articles & Analysis

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Water security is an economic, social and political priority for the Middle East. Soaring demand and limited natural reserves have pushed the region toward severe water scarcity. The GCC countries are particularly vulnerable; indeed, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are ranked as the most water-stressed countries in the world, and yet they are facing soaring...

In what way has the recent establishment of the Ras Al Khaimah Electricity and Water Authority (RAKEWA) affected the investment prospects of the emirate’s utilities sector?

As the largest supplier of electricity in Ras Al Khaimah, the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA), works to meet increasing electricity demand across the UAE, authorities in RAK are developing plans of their own to meet growing local demand. Abu Dhabi provides power and water to residential customers throughout the country, but it...

With strong industrial growth and demand for electricity on the rise, Ras Al Khaimah’s energy needs are expanding at such a rate that it requires the exploration of a number of alternatives to ensure production continues apace. Though the emirate has access to electricity and petrol at lower-than-market prices thanks to supply from its fellow...

The global insolation map has three notable patches of dark red: one in western Australia; another in southwest US; and perhaps the largest stretching from Algeria across North Africa all the way to the Arabian Gulf. It is in these regions where the most sun hits the ground, creating the greatest potential for solar energy. The large swathe in...

Unlike many of its neighbouring countries and emirates, Ras Al Khaimah is not a large oil-and-gas producer. It has, however, established its own growing energy economy, ramping up capacity for electricity generation and water desalination, studying the potential of renewable energies – in particular solar power – and developing energy efficiency...