Egypt significantly secures its strategic reserve of energy: Electricity Minister
Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker said Sunday that Egypt has significantly secured its strategic reserve of energy, and will raise the efficiency of its stations to match the electric strategy until 2035.
Shaker said that there is a strategic plan prepared by the Ministry to diversify sources of power generation and achieve safety in providing electric power.
The minister’s statements came during a press conference in the presence of the Prime Minister to announce details regarding offers from three global alliances, bidding for the construction of a 6,000 megawatt coal-fired power plant in the Red Sea port of Hamrawein.
He also said that the ministry has set up the usage of new and renewable energy by 37.5% until 2035, and is considering raising it to 47% of the total energy use in Egypt.
Published in Eygpt Independent, 21st May, 2018