Acwa Power to power desalination plants with solar energy
Acwa Power will power its planned desalination plants in Egypt via a series of solar facilities, Country Director Hassan Amin told the local press. The cabinet announced in September that Acwa was planning to submit a proposal to establish a desalination plants, and the company last month signed an initial agreement with the Holding Company for Water and Waste Water to conduct a feasibility study into the project. The Saudi renewable energy company plans to construct the desalination plants and sell the water to the state-owned water company. It is currently in talks with the Egyptian government over land but has not yet negotiated a selling price for the water.