Saudi Arabia Talks with Turkey on Power-Grid Link, Official Says

Saudi Arabia is in talks about connecting its power grid with Turkey and is studying a possible link with Egypt, the governor of the Persian Gulf state’s Electricity and Co-Generation Regulatory Authority said.

A tie-up with Turkey would open the door to power connections with Europe, and international links would create export opportunities for Saudi producers of renewable energy, regulatory chief Abdullah al-Shehri told a conference today in Riyadh.

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