EETC, IFC to set up 700 megawatt solar plant west of Nile

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Thu, 18 Apr 2019 - 03:59 GMT

Cars crisscross through the inner city of Cairo Egypt, alongside the Nile River during the day. Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa as well as one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Cairo is the center of the regio

Cars crisscross through the inner city of Cairo Egypt, alongside the Nile River during the day. Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa as well as one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Cairo is the center of the regio

CAIRO - 18 April 2019: The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) signed on Thursday an agreement to set up a 600 megawatt solar power station in west of the Nile under the Auction system.

Sabah Mashaly, chairman of the EETC, said the deal comes as part of the electricity ministry's efforts to expand renewable energy projects and encourage the private sector to engage more in these investments.

This is the first project to be carried out under the Auction system, she added.

Other projects with the private sector were carried out under other systems, including BOO (build, own, operate), public–private partnership (PPP) and the the feed-in-tariff (FiT).

Director of the IFC PPP services Monier Fayrouzi expressed happiness over taking part in designing and executing the first solar power station tender.

He said the IFC will act as a consultant to the project in all dealings related to the EETC as it will work on building its successful program for renewable energy.

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