The Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy is preparing a geothermal energy map in Egypt in light of international cooperation, said the ministry’s First Undersecretary for Research, Planning, Authorities’ Follow-up and International Cooperation, Mohamed Omran, according to Think Geoenergy.

Egypt plans to produce 20% of its electricity demand from renewable resources, including solar energy, wind power, and hydropower, by 2022, and increase it to 40% by 2035.

“We know we are a little bit late in terms of activating geothermal energy,” Omran noted, adding “we would like to identify the area that possibly enjoy geothermal energy, with close collaboration with the ministry of petroleum and mineral resources.”