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Egypt EDF and Elsewedy Electric connect two 130 MW solar farms in Benban

EDF Renewables, a subsidiary of Électricité de France (EDF), and the Egyptian company Elsewedy Electric have just commissioned two 130 MWp solar photovoltaic plants. They are located in the solar complex of Benban. The Benban Complex in Kom Ombo in Aswan governorate now has two new solar photovoltaic plants. They have just been commissioned by a consortium of two independent power producers (IPP). These are EDF Renewables, a subsidiary of Électricité de France (EDF) and the Egyptian company Elsewedy Electric. Both solar power plants provide 130 MW. According to Elsewedy Electric, both facilities are capable of powering 140,000 Egyptian households. It should also avoid emissions of 120,000 tonnes of CO2 per year in Egypt. The entire production of the two solar power plants is sold to the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The construction of the two solar parks required an investment of $ 140 million. To build the two solar power plants, Elsewedy Electric and EDF Renewables have contracted loans totaling $ 111 million from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Proparco, the agency’s subsidiary. Development Agency (AFD) in charge of financing the private sector.

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