Renewable energy deployment in Egypt



 

Adnan Z. Amin, director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) recently met  with H.E. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, president of Egypt, in Cairo. They discussed opportunities for accelerated renewable energy deployment in Egypt as well as cooperation between Egypt and the Agency. Egypt currently holds the presidency of the IRENA Assembly.

(From right ) H.E. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt, Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and H.E. Mr. Mohamed Shaker El-Markabi, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy meet in Cairo to discuss renewable energy deployment and cooperation between Egypt and IRENA.

Egypt has a vast potential of largely untapped renewable energy resources. More importantly, its leadership is committed to scaling-up renewables to meet growing energy demand and a broad range of sustainable development challenges, and has taken concrete steps and initiatives in this direction.  Egypt aims to supply 20% of its generated electricity from renewable sources by 2022, installing 3,5 GW of solar by 2027 and 7,2 GW of wind by 2020.

Contact Timothy Hurst,  IRENA, thurst@irena.org

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