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According to a newspaper, Egypt is looking at two large wind and solar power generation plants to help it expand its reliance on renewable energy.
These two projects are part of a government strategy for increasing the country’s renewable energy mix by 45% in 2035, according to Addustoor and other local publications.
According to the report, the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), presented its plans at a meeting held in Cairo.
This plan was included in NREA’s annual report and covers projects currently under study, ongoing projects, and projects that have just been completed.
The report stated that the projects under review include a solar power station with a production capacity of 830 megawatts, and a wind power plant with a capacity to generate 1,700 MW.
The report stated that two other wind power projects have been approved: a 1,375 MW facility in Zafarana, and a 1.35 billion-euro unit in Jebel El-Zeit in Western Red Sea Governorate.
The report referred to completed projects as the $2.2-billion Benban Solar Park, located in Southern Aswan Governorate, with a capacity of 1,465 MW. It also stated that 32 foreign and local companies were involved in its construction.