Mohamed Shaker

Egypt signs deal for 8-gigawatt wind farm projects in West Sohag

Wed, 01 May 2024 - 11:11 GMT

The two wind energy projects are set to have a combined capacity of 8 gigawatts with foreign direct investments estimated to reach $9 billion

New and Renewable Energy Authority set LE 8B as budget during FY2024/2025

Tue, 26 Mar 2024 - 01:25 GMT

This budget will be divided, with approximately LE 4 billion allocated for current expenses and around LE 3.7 billion designated for investments in renewable energy projects.

Electricity Ministry, Energy China Group sign renewable energy MoU

Thu, 26 Oct 2023 - 02:47 GMT

The study aims to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a pumping and storage station with a capacity of 2,000 megawatts using a build-own-operate (BOO) system.

Egypt’s petroleum, electricity ministers discuss quick solutions to power cuts

Mon, 24 Jul 2023 - 12:42 GMT

Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker and Minister of Petroleum Tarek El-Molla held an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss putting quick and radical solutions to the power cuts crisis.

Egypt exerts efforts to become hub for clean energy - Electricity

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 - 04:39 GMT

The electricity sector is paying a greater attention to power linkage projects, Shaker added during talks with Slovenian Ambassador to Egypt Mateja Prevolsek on Monday.

Upper Egypt’s energy control system project plays important role to achieve stable, efficient electricity distribution: JICA

Mon, 27 Dec 2021 - 12:32 GMT

Japan International Cooperation Agency [JICA] said, Monday that Samalout Regional Power Control Center and upgrading Naga-Hamadi Regional Power Control Center in Upper Egypt, plays an important role to achieve stable and efficient electricity transmission and distribution.

Minister: Egypt plans to incorporate Green Hydrogen during 2022

Mon, 27 Dec 2021 - 12:29 GMT

The Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, led by Dr. Mohamed Shaker, sets an annual plan that it seeks to achieve in addition to its long-term plans to upgrade the field of electric energy in Egypt.

Egypt considers adding up to 3,000 MW of power capacity in linkage with Libya: minister

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 - 11:35 GMT

Egypt’s Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker said the country is studying the possibility to add up to 2,000-3,000 megawatts of electricity in power linkage with Libya, up from 240 MW.

Electricity min. attends signing of deal to set up photovoltaic power station in Suez

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 - 04:42 GMT

The deal was signed by the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) and the Belectric–CCC consortium, the Electricity and Renewable Energy Ministry said in a press release on Monday.

Egypt prepares strategic plan for desalinating water from renewable energy sources

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 04:07 GMT

Shaker added during his speech, Tuesday, at the opening session of the first dialogue of the Energy Transfer Council, that the required land was identified with a 5-year plan aiming to produce about 2.9 million m3 / day.

Egypt allocates LE 320M to develop electricity network in Fayoum within 6 years

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 05:28 GMT

These investment contributed to the implementation of 10 new dispensers, 212 new transformers, the addition of 140.2 MVA capacity in addition to 157 metal kiosks, and the installation of 1533 medium voltage poles and a number (2104) Low voltage pole.

Egypt, Germany tackle cooperation in electricity, renewable energy field

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 - 03:51 GMT

During the meeting, Shaker said the KfW's participation in financing the electricity sector represents its confidence in the sector’s success.

Egypt achieves $1B in annual savings in fuel consumption

Mon, 14 Dec 2020 - 07:38 GMT

Shaker explained that, within 4 years, 28 thousand megawatts were added, through a plan that relied on 3 axes, namely the construction of new stations, the development of existing stations, and the maintenance of stations.

Egypt's Minister of Electricity denies existence of problems in prepaid meters' system

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 - 12:42 GMT

Shaker added that prepaid meters are distinguished by the fact that they do not need any human intervention and are fully functional.

Cleaning fees to remain added on electricity bills for 1 year: Min.

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 - 02:09 GMT

Whoever consumes more than 650 kilowatts per month will be excluded from subsidies and will bear the actual cost of the kilowatt per hour, according to Shaker.

Above 650KW of electricity consumption to be excluded from subsidies: Min.

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 - 02:00 GMT

The rate of the new increase for the domestic sector will be 19.1 percent, down from 21 percent in 2019/2020.

Egypt extends lifting subsidies on electricity 3 years, raises prices by 19%

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 - 01:47 GMT

The price of electricity for the domestic sector will be raised by the beginning of July 2020 by 19.1 percent.

Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker receives BT100 Award

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 - 07:26 GMT

Egyptian Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs Nabila Makram received an award from leading economics magazine Business Today, during the annual BT100 ceremony that honors top influential figures and companies positively impacting the E

Egypt to discuss electricity linkage with Congo

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 - 11:54 GMT

This came during Shaker’s visit to Congo on Sunday, heading a high-level delegation that includes a number of leaders of the electricity sector.

Electricity Min. to stop collecting cleaning fees starting July

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 - 01:38 GMT

The minister stressed that collecting these fees is not part of the Electricity Ministry's work.