Egypt to inaugurate Benban solar park in November
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.