Egypt successfully produced 6,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity from renewable resources, as it seeks to boost the renewable energy share in the country’s energy mix, Egypt Today reported.
The 6,000 MW included 2,000 MW generated from solar plants and wind farms, said Mohamed El-Khayat, the Executive Chairman of the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA).
Through its 20 solar plants, the Benban solar park has been added to the national electricity grid with a capacity of 900 MW, El-Khayat stated, adding that the total number of stations planned to be built in the solar park stands at 32 stations with a total capacity of 1,465 MW.
“Egypt has attracted a lot of investments in the renewable energy sector, which resulted in flourishing the economy, especially as all projects attracted foreign currency inflows,” El- Khayat noted.
The country adopted a new strategy in order to increase the share of renewables in the energy mix and to decrease the reliance on traditional sources.