ElSewedy Electric, Scatec Solar begin commercial operations at new Benban solar plants
Elsewedy, Scatec Solar begin commercial operations at new Benban solar plants: ElSewedy Electric has reached full commercial operation at two solar energy plants in Aswan’s Benban solar power park, according to a company statement (pdf). The two plants, which cost a combined USD 140 mn project, were built by ElSewedy and Electricite de France (EDF), and partially financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the French Development Agency. The plants have a combined production capacity of 290 GWh per year, enough to power more than 140k households.
Scatec Solar has also begun commercial operations at its fourth Benban solar plant with a production capacity of 65 MW, the company said in a statement. Scatec now produces 260 MW from its project in Benban, and expects to complete the remaining two plants over the next couple of months bring total output to 390 MW.