A consortium led by Saudi Arabian-based renewable energy developer ACWA Power has been awarded the contract to design, build, and operate the utility infrastructure for The Red Sea Project, a tourism development billed as “the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project.” The Red Sea Project will include more than 50 hotels on the west coast of Saudi Arabia and the company behind it, The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), has pledged that it will be fully powered by wind and solar. At 1,000MWh capacity, the battery is among the largest planned in the world to date, and will ensure the new tourism hub remains completely off-grid and 100% powered by renewables, day and night. The resort is scheduled to open in phases, with the first phase including the airport and four hotels to open by the end of 2022.  Link to the news: https://www.energy-storage.news/news/100-renewable-energy-luxury-resort-in-saudi-arabia-will-use-1000mwh-battery?utm_source=rss-feeds&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=general