UAE connects first Arab nuclear plant to power grid

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  • August 21, 2020
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UAE connects first Arab nuclear plant to power grid

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-II – International relations & GS-III – Energy Resources

In News:

  • UAE has recently connected its Barakah nuclear power plant to the national grid in a new first for the Arab world.
  • UAE will be able to meet its 25% of electricity needs from nuclear power.
  • The UAE has substantial oil and gas reserves. Alongside, it has made huge investments in developing clean alternatives, including solar energy.
  • Besides, Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, has plans to build up to 16 nuclear reactors. 
  • Barakah was built by a consortium led by the Korea Electric Power Corporation at a cost of some $24.4 billions. 

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