CAIRO – 23 April 2019: Head of Projects Sector, Upper Egypt, at the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company Ahmed Fathy announced the completion of linking 19 solar plants from Banban Solar plant to the national grid with a capacity of 920 Megawatts (MW).
He added that the total number of stations to be established is 32 stations with a capacity of 1465 MW.
Fathy told Egypt Today that the establishment of all the stations will be completed in September with a capacity of 1465 MW.
Ministry of Energy and Electricity told local newspaper earlier this month that Egypt will inaugurate in August Benban Solar Park - the largest solar power plant in the world- in Upper Egypt.
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.
In March, Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker said regarding adding Benban project’s production to the national grid that the ministry has completed the establishment of four stations to receive production from Benban.
Shaker described the project's achievements as unprecedented on the levels of investments, the volume of implementation and providing jobs to 10,000 workers, which has been confirmed by the World Bank.
Benban’s solar power project is considered one of the largest solar generation facilities in the world. The project targets to contribute to Egypt’s energy self-sufficiency. It is set to generate the equivalent of 90 percent of the energy produced by Aswan’s High Dam.