Egypt’s NREA to implement 3,170 MW of solar and wind projects

The New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), a government institution responsible for the promotion and development of renewable energy in Egypt, plans to implement solar and wind energy projects with a cumulative capacity of 3,170 MW. The projects under consideration are wind farms with a total capacity of 2,200 MW and solar power plants with a combined capacity of 970 MW. The Egyptian government aims to increase the share of renewable energy in the country’s energy production mix by 20 per cent by 2022, and double it by 2035. The NREA has also been studying construction applications for solar PV and wind power plants with a cumulative capacity of 6.34 GW. Of these, 2.75 GW of projects will be developed by the private sector.

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