Electricity generated from renewable resources in Egypt increased by 24.9% year-on-year (YOY), recording 2,780 GigaWatt per hour (GWh) in fiscal year (FY) 2016/17, compared to 2,225.5 GWh in FY 2015/16, Amwal Al Ghad quoted the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

Egypt saved around 4.6 billion tons of equivalent fuel during 2018 due to the usage of renewable energy sources in power generation, an official source at the Ministry of Electricity told Al Mal News.

The country also decreased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by around 8.4 million tons last year, the source noted.

Egypt’s total production of alternative fuels reached 4,100 megawatts (MW), which is divided into 2,830 MW from the hydro-electric power of the high dam and other stations, 1,000 MW from wind farms including Zafrana and Gabal El Zeit, and 320 MW from solar power plants.