Wind power is set to dominate Egypt’s ambitious target for renewable energy to contribute 20 per cent of its power generation supply by 2020.

Speaking at the Egypt Energy Investment Summit, Mohamed Salah el-Sobki, executive chairman for New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), said that wind power was planned to contribute 7,100MW of installed capacity by 2020.

El-Sobki said that solar was planned to contribute 2,870MW and hydro would contribute the remaining 2,800MW, which is already installed.

In 2014, there was 687MW of installed wind and solar power in Egypt, with wind accounting for the vast majority of this.

Egypt is pressing ahead with renewable energy projects through major EPC, IPP and feed-in-tariff programmes.