Plants will generate power for over 140,000 households in Egypt
Elsewedy Electric has announced that two solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants have now kicked off commercial operations in Egypt. The plants are in Benban and Kom Ombo in the Aswan Province and were jointly developed by Elsewedy Electric and Électricite De France’s EDF Renewables.
According to a statement, the power plants were developed as part of Egypt’s Round II of the Renewable Energies Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) programme for solar and wind energy projects. The initiative was launched by the Government of Egypt.
The power plants are said to have a production capacity of 130MWp (65MW per plant). Elsewedy Electric notes that the estimated annual 290GWh of electricity produced will power over 140,000 households, while reducing more than 120,000 tonnes of CO2 a year.
“Having those two projects reaching commercial operation successfully today extends the IPPs-portfolio under Elsewedy Electric to include solar photovoltaic, in addition to our existing wind and hydro IPPs. Elsewdy Electric is one of the pioneering-companies in the region with such a diversified portfolio of investment and management in renewable energies, supplemented by our proven references as main EPC-contractor for the three technologies,” said Ahmed Elsewedy, president and CEO of Elsewedy Electric.
The projects will supply green energy to the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), under a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA).