Wind farm- Bureau of Land Management via Flickr
CAIRO - 10 December 2019: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli attended on Tuesday the signing ceremony of a cooperation protocol between the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company and Al Nowais investments company the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for establishing a solar energy plant at a 200 megawatts capacity and a wind electricity plant with boo system producing 500 megawatts.
The signing ceremony was attended by Minister of Electricity and Energy Mohamed Shaker and UAE ambassador in Cairo Gomaa Mubarak.
Minister Shaker said the two deals came within the framework of the strategy of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy to boost dependence of renewable energy, pointing out that during the past five years 28,000 megawatts had been added to electricity grid, a big part of it came from renewable energy,
By the end of next year the total amount of renewable energy would hit 6,600 megawatts, he added, calling on the UAE company to expedite the operation of the new plants.
The minister pointed out that the establishment of the new plants would contribute to providing clean energy to about 430,000 housing units.