Shaker Al Renewable receives the Minister of Energy, Trade and Industry of Cyprus to discuss ways to support and enhance cooperation between the electricity and energy sectors in the two countries
Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, received Mrs. Natasa Pilides, Minister of Energy, Trade and Industry of Cyprus, and her accompanying delegation, to discuss ways to support and enhance cooperation between the electricity and energy sectors in the two countries and to follow up on the developments of the electrical interconnection project between the two countries.
praised Dr. Shaker deepened the distinguished Egyptian-Cypriot relations, stressing the interest attached by the political leadership and the Egyptian government represented in the electricity and energy sector to support the bonds of cooperation between the two countries.
Dr. Shaker reviewed the achievements that the electricity and renewable energy sector succeeded in achieving, stressing On the sector’s interest in spreading the uses of renewable energies and reducing carbon emissions.
Dr. Shaker stressed that the electricity sector receives unprecedented support from the political leadership of the state, which has put the issue of electric energy at the top of its priorities as it is the main pillar of development in various fields of economic and social life, and considering securing the electricity supply a matter of national security,
and Shaker referred to etc. The steps taken by the Egyptian electricity and renewable energy sector in implementing many renewable energy projects, and it is planned that the share of renewable energies will reach more than 90% by the year 7650 , referring to Egypt’s clear richness in renewable energy sources, especially wind and solar energy, which qualifies it to be one of the largest producers of renewable energy. More than
square kilometers of unused land have been allocated for energy projects new and renewable. He explained that the Wind Atlas indicates that Egypt possesses the largest electrical capacities in the Middle East and North Africa that can be produced amounting to about 90 gigawatts of wind and solar energy. He stressed the interest that the electricity and renewable energy sector attaches to electrical interconnection projects so that Egypt becomes a regional center for energy exchange with Europe and Arab and African countries, noting that contracts were signed to award the electrical interconnection project between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Arab Republic of Egypt to exchange an amount of up to 3000 megawatts of electricity.
He also referred to the existing interconnection with Jordan, Libya and Sudan, in addition to signing memoranda of understanding to implement interconnection projects with Cyprus and Greece so that Egypt becomes a regional center for energy exchange with Europe and Arab countries.
Shaker referred to the efforts made by the electricity sector to improve and develop all services in the electricity sector, including production, transmission and distribution.
He explained that the electricity sector succeeded in cooperation with the company The German Siemens and its Egyptian partners have built 3 giant power plants, with capacities reaching
.4 gigawatts These stations play a key role in providing a strong power supply to support the long-term economic development in Egypt, especially in Upper Egypt, and to meet the growing demand for electric power.
He explained The minister said that cooperation is underway with a number of companies with multiple technological expertise to start discussions and studies to implement a pilot project for the production of green hydrogen in Egypt as a first step towards expanding in this field to reach the possibility of export, stressing the sector’s readiness to cooperate with various parties in this field.
Shaker indicated that a memorandum of understanding had been signed with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development regarding Egypt’s orientation towards producing green hydrogen through financing advisory work for the preparation of the national hydrogen strategy. Egypt undertakes to be a corridor for the transit of the clean energy that the African continent enjoys, and Egypt is keen to support the efforts of African countries to access clean energy from renewable sources. Ataqa with total capabilities It reached about 2400 megawatts.
He also stressed the interest that the Egyptian government gives to maximizing the use of renewable energies in water desalination, as a strategic plan for desalination of water from renewable energy sources was prepared. In cooperation between the Ministry of Housing and the Ministry of Water Resources,
Dr. Shaker praised the efforts made with the Cypriot side to complete the necessary studies for the linkage project, stressing that this historic project is of great importance to Egypt’s strategic plan to achieve economic development, and this project is It is one of the projects that help link Egypt to the European electrical grid, and thus Egypt will be an important transmitter of energy for the European continent.
Dr. Shaker stressed the interest in quickly completing the electrical interconnection project between Egypt and Cyprus and then to Greece and then to the rest of Europe.
Mrs. Natasa praised Pilides, Minister of Energy, Trade and Industry of Cyprus, in good relations
She also praised the huge and rapid achievements that the Egyptian electricity and renewable energy sector succeeded in achieving, in addition to the ambitious future visions of the sector in implementing its projects, taking into consideration Energy transformation and expansion of renewable energy projects, environmental preservation and advisory areas.
She emphasized the Cypriot government’s interest in the project to link the two countries because of the great importance of this project in achieving economic and political benefits for the countries concerned.
At the end of the meeting, the two sides stressed the strengthening of cooperation and exchange of experiences in all fields, especially renewable energy projects such as solar, wind and green hydrogen, and increasing the participation of the private sector in various projects in the electricity sector. This meeting is a confirmation of the vision of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and to activate the government’s policy, which aims to consolidate Egypt’s role as a regional energy center in the Eastern Mediterranean, in light of the capabilities it possesses in this regard, and to strengthen the bonds of friendship between Egypt and Cyprus, in The framework of interest that the electricity and renewable energy sector gives to electrical interconnection projects.