Egypt has opened a 750 megawatt power plant in the northern outskirts of Cairo, the cabinet said on Tuesday, as the country tries to stave off power cuts that have plagued Egyptians’ lives and businesses in the summer months of the last few years.

The $500 million plant in Qaliyubia governorate is part of the state’s 2012-2017 plan to provide environmentally-friendly electricity, the cabinet statement said.

Source: Reuters.