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NREA, Lekela sign usufruct agreement to establish wind farm

The New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) has signed a usufruct agreement with Lekela Power to launch a wind farm with 250MW capacity in Suez governorate. Chairperson of the NREA, Mohamed El Khayat, told Daily News Egypt that the company has received the land allocated for the project upon a usufruct agreement signed in Suez …

Mohamed Farag

NREA should be separated from Electricity Ministry: CES founder

The government’s plan to turn Egypt into a regional energy hub is a good initiative, but needs two things,  first enhancing the electricity grid with more substations to be able add more renewable energy projects, the second thing is having a clear regulatory framework to attract more investors to the local market and that can …

Ahmed Lamloum

NREA pays EGP 180m of debt to NIB

The New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) paid EGP 180m of its EGP 3bn debt to the National Investment Bank. Mohamed El-Khayat, head of the NREA, told Daily News Egypt that debts have been accumulating since 2007 and repayment was agreed to be rescheduled over 10 years starting this year. The NREA has thus paid …

Mohamed Farag

NREA negotiates with 5 banks to obtain EGP 1bn revolving loan

The New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) is currently in talks with five local banks to obtain a revolving loan worth EGP 1bn to finance solar power projects with capacities of less than 500 kW. Sources from the NREA said that it is negotiating with Banque Misr, the National Bank of Egypt (NBE), and the …

Mohamed Farag

25 companies close to complete financial closure of solar energy projects

Mohamed El-Khayat, Chairman of the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), said that 25 companies are close to complete the financial closure of solar energy projects in the second phase of the feed-in tariff system. He told Daily News Egypt that the indicators of the projects look very promising, where 22 companies signed the land …

Mohamed Farag

20% target of renewable energy sources remains following flotation: NREA head

The target for 20% of Egypt’s power requirements to be generated from renewable sources will remain unchanged following the flotation of the Egyptian pound, according to Mohamed El-Sobky, head of the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA). El-Sobky hopes the flotation will not affect investors’ desire to invest in Egypt. He added that the new …

Hisham Salah

NREA recovers lands of feed-in tariff projects from 5 withdrawing companies

The New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) has recovered the lands of the solar energy projects in Banban, Aswan from five companies that have withdrawn from implementing the project. Sources in the NREA said that the authority has recovered 5 sqkm from Abdul Latif Jameel Company, Enel Green Power, Cairo Solar, Orascom Telecom, and Triangle. …

Mohamed Farag

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