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Egypt to inaugurate Benban solar park in November

Posted: October 19, 2019 at 3:55 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Egypt will inaugurate the USD 2 bn, 1.4 GW Benban solar energy park in Aswan at the end of November, Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker said, Al Mal reported.

Twenty-nine plants have already been linked to the national grid and began commercial operations. Egypt aims to produce 20% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2022 and 42% by 2035.

In related news: Scatec Solar has connected the last of its six 65 MW solar power plants in the Benban solar power park to the national grid, the company said in a statement.

The company had connected the fifth plant early last month. Scatec Solar’s plants in Benban will generate an estimated annual 870 GW of electricity when fully operational.