Egypt plans diversification of power mix

Cairo is planning to produce 4300 MW of electricity from renewable sources over the next three years.

The country is planning to develop solar and wind power plants in a bid to diversify the country’s energy sources and be a trading hub.

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi made the announcement at a conference in Abu Dhabi this week. It is part of a plan to boost power generation from clean sources to 20 per cent of the total by 2020, from 12 per cent.
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Access Infra Africa was created this month by Dubai-based Access Power MEA and Paris-based Eren Developement to invest in renewable electricity projects in Africa, including Egypt. Egypt’s renewables plan also covers use of coal and nuclear energy, Sisi said.

“The strategy also includes turning Egypt into a hub for energy trade to make use of its geographic location that sits in the middle of major energy producers and consumers,” Sisi said.

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