Friday, November 12, 2004

Alternative Energy Egypt: Wind Power

According to Egypt's Minister of Electricity, Hassan Younes, said the German government has agreed to finance Al-Za'afrana wind power farm, whose total cost is put at US$98 million and due to be operational in three years.

A German delegation will arrive next month for talks with the Ministry's officials in this regard. According to local press reports, the project will raise Egypt's wind power to 650 megawatts by 2010 compared to 147 megawatts at present.