17 February 2013

Egypt's First Plan for Solar Power to Add 3,500 MW

The electricity sector has finalized laying down a plan, the first of its kind, that will be implemented till the year 2027, adding 3500 megawatt to the national power grid.

The European Commission announced its participation to secure funds needed to carry out three renewable energy projects including two wind farms for generating electricity with 200 megawatt for each at the Red Sea, according to a report submitted to the minister of electicity.

Electricity & Energy Minister Ahmed Emam said the plan aims to increase renewable energy to 20% out of the total power production in 2020.

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