The UK Science and Innovation Network is organising a UK-KSA scientific workshop, in Riyadh and Dhahran, on ‘Clean Energy and Artificial Intelligence’ in partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Education’s Research & Development Office.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is undertaking widespread transformation of the country’s energy sector, while the Saudi National Renewable Energy Program plays a vital role in the country’s vision of generating clean energy where its aspirations and strategy continue to capture the attention of the global solar and wind energy industry.
Saudi Arabia plan to invest an estimated $50 billion on renewable energy development projects, with an estimated 9.5 GW of renewable energy capacity to be achieved by 2023 as part of the Saudi Vision 2030. The 9.5 GW renewable energy mix will be comprised of nuclear energy with a generation capacity of 17.6 GW; solar at 41 GW, of which 16 GW will be generated through the use of photovoltaic cells and the balance of 25GW by concentrated solar power; wind at 9GW; waste-to-energy at 3GW; and geothermal at 1GW. To support this ambitious strategy, Saudi Arabia is actively seeking to develop of efficient renewable energy technologies, and increased international partnerships.
The UK Science and Innovation Network, therefore, seeks to organise a UK-KSA bilateral scientific workshop, setting a framework for coordinated research and industrial associations between the Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia and UK, in the cross-cutting fields of ‘Renewable Energy and Artificial Intelligence’. The focus and priorities for research will be the enablement of initiatives defined in Saudi Vision 2030 and the UK’s Industrial Strategy.