Africa’s Largest Wind Farm Planned in Egypt

Africa’s Largest Wind  Farm Planned in Egypt
Africa’s Largest Wind  Farm Planned in Egypt

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar, Infinity Power and Hassan Allam Utilities have all signed an agreement with Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority to obtain land to build a 10-gigawatt capacity onshore wind farm in Egypt, set to be one of the largest in the world with a project value of over $10 billion.
The wind project will produce 47,790 gigawatt hours of clean energy yearly and reduce around 9% of Egypt’s annual carbon emissions by cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 23.8 million tons a year, Environment Leader website reported.
The developers say it is the largest wind project in Africa, which will also help Egypt meet the country’s objective of sourcing 42% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030.
The 10 GW plant is estimated to save the North African nation $5 billion in natural gas costs a year.
The original agreement to develop the wind farm was signed between Masdar, Hassan Allam Utilities and Infinity Power, and the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company in the presence of presidents of the UAE and Egypt at the UN climate change conference – COP27 – held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, last year.

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