Egypt is Top Arab Renewable Energy Producer

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26 Jul 2022

The Egyptian Cabinet’s IDSC (Information & Decision Support Center) reported on relevant highlights from the Global Energy Monitor’s recent report, indicating that Egypt is the top producer of electricity from renewable sources among all Arab countries. Egypt currently has 3.5GW of solar and wind power generation capacity. Following Egypt was the UAE with 2.6GW, Morocco with 1.9GW, Jordan with 1.7GW, and Saudi Arabia with 0.8GW. Egypt targets 6.8GW of solar and wind energy generation capacity by the year 2024, and has an ultimate goal of generating 42% of its total electricity needs from renewable sources by 2035.

Egypt has been a regional pioneer in the field of renewable energy generation, building wind plants since the year 2000, and is home to Benban Solar Park, one of the world’s largest solar energy generation projects. Egypt’s plan is to become a regional energy hub, especially in renewable and transitional energy. Numerous new renewables projects are in the pipeline, including a green hydrogen plant in Ain Sukhna with a capacity of 100MW in conjunction with the Norwegian Scatec. (Sources: State Information Service (English), Sada el-Balad (English), Egypt Today (English), al-Ahram (English) (Arabic), al-Youm al-Saabe, al-Shurouk, Akhbar al-Youm, Masrawy, Middle East News Agency)

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