Sat, 19 Dec 2020 - 02:26 GMT
Red Sea resort - FILE
CAIRO – 19 December 2020: Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker said that the ministry will rely upon renewable energy to desalinate sea water, given that renewables have become less expensive in generating electricity.
Shaker affirmed that a seawater desalination project had been launched in cooperation with the Ministry of Housing to convert it into potable water at a rate of 2.9 million cubic meters per day.
He added that the aim of the project is to cover citizens’ needs of drinking water.
The Minister of Electricity added that the cost of producing electricity from renewable energy “has become less than before, which contributes to the possibility of expanding these projects significantly to maximize their benefit in the coming years.”
He further pointing out that the price per kilowatt hour of renewable energy has been reduced to 2 cents dollars for solar energy and 3 cents dollars for wind energy, which is the least expensive in the world.
Shaker added that the ministry is moving at a rapid pace to expand renewable energy projects, to improve the level of service provided to citizens.