Egypt will soon be home to the world's largest solar park - Egypt Today
CAIRO - 4 April 2019: Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) Chairperson Sabah Mashali signed early Wednesday a LE 1.7-billion-contract with Elsewedy Electric for establishing a 500-kilo volt power transmission line at Benban solar park in the Upper Egypt city of Aswan.
The 195-kilometer-long line will be set up within six months, the ministry said, noting that the company has secured the needed funds for the line's establishment.
She noted that the solar complex is about to operate in full power, adding that this falls within the framework of the state's strenuous efforts to develop electricity transmission networks nationwide.
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.
Benban solar park is set to be the largest solar plant in the world. It will cover Egypt’s electricity needs and edge it forward on its path to becoming the region’s energy hub.
Benban, built in the eastern region of the Sahara Desert, is set to produce between 1.6 and 2.0 GW of solar power by mid-2019.