Egypt to build new wind farm

18 February 2010

Abu Dhabi's Masdar and Egypt's electricity and energy ministry are to sign an agreement today to build a 200 megawatt wind farm as part of a plan to generate 20% of the country's energy needs from renewable sources by 2020, Reuters has reported. Egypt already has wind farms at Zafarana and Hurghada in the eastern Red Sea coast and now has installed capacity of 430 megawatts of wind. The plant will be located near Suez on Egypt's east coast.

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