Egypt wants to expand its national plans to boost the role of renewables in the country's energy production
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Denys Bédarride
Wednesday 20 April 2022 Last update on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 At 6:00 AM

In Egypt, President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi meets with his Prime Minister and his Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energies, a week after the signing of several agreements on the development of renewable energies.

In a meeting on Saturday (April 9th), Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged his government to expand national plans to boost the role of renewables in the energy generation on which the process depends. development of Egypt.

The spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic, Bassam Rady, said, according to Al Borsa, that the meeting focused on “monitoring the projects of the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energies at the level of the Republic”.

Dr. Mohamed Shaker, the Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energies, presented the national projects in the sector of electricity production from new and renewable energies. And it appears that the development of wind and solar energy, in cooperation with foreign expertise, is the main axis on which the government is working to ensure the country’s energy transition.

The minister pointed out that the country aims to achieve 42% renewable energy in the energy mix, by 2035.

Dr. Shaker also discussed the developments of cooperation between Egypt and international expertise in the field of hydrogen-based green energy production, given the growing global interest in green hydrogen projects.

At the end of March, Egypt signed an agreement with Norway to develop green hydrogen projects in Africa, a week after signing a memorandum of understanding with Maersk to explore large-scale production of green hydrogen in the country.

This meeting is therefore held at a time when the Egyptian government is multiplying the memorandums of understanding for the development of clean energies. In addition to recent agreements signed with Norway and Maersk, Egypt’s Suez Canal Economic Zone signed a five billion dollar memorandum of understanding in early March with Scatec, a Norwegian renewable energy company, to develop a clean ammonia project.

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