Egypt’s power generation from renewable sources reached 8,000 megawatts (MW) from a total electricity production of 45,000 MW, Ehab Ismail, Executive Vice President for Research and Technical Affairs at the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), told Amwal Al Ghad.

The electricity sector is committed to a plan to produce around 20% of the country’s energy from renewable resources by 2022, which remains a challenge to diversify the energy mix, Ismail noted.

Over the coming years, alternative energy projects will witness an increase in capacity to achieve the country’s strategy, with wind energy reaching 12% of the total energy mix, followed by hydropower and solar energy, with 6% and 2%, respectively, he added.