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Egypt to open the largest power plant in August

Thu, Apr. 4, 2019
CAIRO – 4 April 2019: Egypt will inaugurate Benban Solar Park - the largest solar power plant in the world- in August in Upper Egypt, an official at the Ministry of Energy and Electricity told Akhbar al-Youm on Thursday.

The construction of the park is being implemented in accordance with the schedule put by the government and the investors, and the park will be inaugurated by the end of this year, he said.

The park will host 32 solar power plants to produce 1,465 megawatts. A total of 16 plants will be connected together by July 2019, the official continued.

The Benban Solar Park is set to generate the equivalent of 90 percent of the energy produced by Aswan’s High Dam. Already home to the most important electricity production plant in Egypt, Aswan is set to bear and implement Egypt’s dream of having 20 percent clean energy by 2022.

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