Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held a meeting, on Sunday with various government ministers to follow up on the country’s strategy for new and sustainable energy, as well as electrical feeding for national development projects.
The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek al-Molla, Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala al-Saeed and Finance Minister Mohamed Maait.
They discussed the latest developments in the production of electricity from new and renewable energy, which relies on wind and solar energy, in cooperation with private sector companies and partnership with foreign expertise.
The meeting also reviewed Egypt’s strategy for integrated and sustainable energy, which aims to reach 42 percent of renewable energy from the electrical energy mix in Egypt by 2035, in order to make good use of the nation’s resources and potential of renewable energy.
Towards a greener Egypt
Regarding the exploitation of wind energy, the meeting reviewed efforts to increase the capacities generated by wind turbines by relying on ultra-high turbines with high production capacities, in order to maximize the utilization of wind energy in regions characterized by high wind speed at the level of the Republic.
They also reviewed developments in cooperation with international expertise in implementing the national strategy for generating green hydrogen using renewable energy, in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and jointly between the Ministries of Electricity and Petroleum.
President Sisi ordered strengthening of national plans for increasing the amount of renewable energy and maximizing its value, in order to diversify sources of energy supply for the development process.
These included added the green hydrogen component to the integrated energy system to keep pace with global development on climate change and the trend towards a green economy, in partnership with the private sector and the most prestigious world expertise in this topic.
Sisi noted the growing global interest in green hydrogen projects as a promising source of energy, and work in Egypt to localize the electrolysis devices industry, which is the mainstay of this industry.
The meeting also witnessed the presentation of the executive position on securing electrical power for national development projects, especially land reclamation in Sinai, the southern valley and the new delta, especially regaring electrical work at water-lifting stations used in agriculture and land reclamation.
He tasked for the speedy completion of projects for supplying electric power lines to the national agricultural projects, as energy supply represents an essential component to meet the development needs across Egypt.
The president was also briefed on the developments of electrical interconnection projects with neighboring countries, especially Saudi Arabia, Greece and Cyprus.