Egypt, Saudi Arabia discuss boosting cooperation in electricity

Egypt’s Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker on Sunday discussed with chairman of ACWA Power Mohammad Abdullah Abunayyan means of boosting bilateral cooperation in the electricity field.

During the meeting, which included the Saudi company’s regional director Hassan Amin and a number of officials, Shaker lauded ongoing fruitful cooperation between the electricity ministry and ACWA Power.

The two sides also reviewed solar power projects carried out by ACWA Power in the Benban solar power complex in Aswan.

Egypt’s electricity sector is paying great attention to electricity linkage projects with all neighbouring countries, notably Saudi Arabia, Shaker told Abunayyan.

The ACWA Power chairman commended strategic plans for energy mix in Egypt, as they focus on maximising the use of renewable energy in addition to reducing dependence on natural gas, which in turn could contribute to achieving the required energy balance and securing the energy supply in the country.

Source: MENA

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