18 January 2013

Egypt: Morsi Reviews Plans of Meeting Citizens' Needs of Fuel and Electricity

President Mohamed Morsi chaired Thursday 17/01/2013 a meeting to review the government's plans to meet the citizens' needs of fuel and electricity.

The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Hisham Qandil, Minister of Electricity and Energy Ahmed Imam and Petroleum Minister Osama Kamal at the presidential palace in Heliopolis.

He discussed with Imam ways of meeting the increased demands for electricity and avoiding power cuts. Also, he discussed ways of increasing the capabilities of the national power grid whether by establishing new power plants or by relying more on renewable resources to generate power.

The ministry aims at increasing power generated by renewable resources to 20 percent of the total power production in 2020.

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