Abu Dhabi: Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has completed the delivery of 30 megawatts of utility-scale clean energy projects and 7,000 solar home systems in remote and strategic areas across Egypt.
Together, four clean energy projects developed by Masdar’s Special Projects unit will power 25,800 homes and displace 42,700 tonnes of CO2 annually, as well as advance the development objectives of the Egyptian government, the renewable agency said in a statement.
On Tuesday, Masdar formally completed a 14MW project comprised of four photovoltaic diesel hybrid plants developed in the governorate of the Red Sea.
The plants in Marsa Alam (6MW), Shalateen (5MW), Abu Ramad (2MW) and Halayeb (1MW) are specifically designed to ensure that the area’s tourism sector, the lifeblood of the region is supported by efficient and reliable electricity, according to Masdar.
Another three photovoltaic diesel hybrids in Al Wadi Al Jadeed Governorate became operational in December 2015.
Masdar’s CEO Mohammad Jameel Al Ramahi said, “These projects demonstrate how renewable energy can help countries meet a broad array of strategic aims — from empowering local communities, to strengthening energy security, to driving economic development. Energy is truly the backbone of development, and I am proud that Masdar can support Egypt’s strategic development aims as well as the critical Global Goal of delivering sustainable energy for all.”