The Kom Omno solar park, located in Aswan in southern Egypt, is to see its capacity increased thanks to United Arab Emirates energy company Amea Power. The capacity of the infrastructure will increase from 200 to 500 MW and will be operated by Abyodos Solar Power Company.
The executive director of AlNowais Investment Company said:
“The additional 300 MW will be built on the same site, on land adjacent to the 200 MW plant.”
Energy from Kom Omno solar park sold to Egyptian electricity company
The site’s output will be sold to the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company under a long-term power purchase agreement. However, the value of the investment has not yet been announced. The company has also acquired the production of the 500 MW Amunet wind farm in the Gulf of Suez.
Kom Omno solar park expands to consolidate Egypt’s sustainable ambitions
Egypt aims to produce 53% of its energy from sustainable resources by 2030. Other solar parks have also been built in the Kom Ombo region, which enjoys a high level of sunshine. In 2018, for example, Acwa Power acquired a 200 MW power plant following a call for tenders.
Another 26 MW photovoltaic plant has been developed by the New and Renewable Energy Authority, while a 1.8 GW solar complex has been developed by ACWA.
AMEA Power expands its renewable resources
AMEA Power has signed further power purchase agreements for renewable energy projects in several countries. These include wind power projects in Kenya, Jordan and Togo, as well as solar projects in Morocco, Mali and Chad.