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Originally published in APEx Newsletter Volume XIV – June 2020.

GCCIA: A robust setup for Energy stability and sharing Capacity and Reserve for GCC countries.

In line with the shared vision and goals of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the GCC Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) was established in 2001 to interconnect the national grids of the six GCC countries namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The construction of the super-grid began in late 2005 and the operations commenced in late 2009, with the primary objectives being sharing of installed capacity resources and…