The consortium Cairo Solar Farm appoints KRAFTWERK Renewable Power Solutions as Owner’s Engineer of 50 MW PV plant project in Egypt.
The Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy announced Cairo Solar Farm’s eligibility to participate in the “2000 MW Feed-in Tariff Program- First Regulatory Period 2015-2017 with a 50 MW PV project”. Cairo Solar Farm availed a ~100 ha piece of land which is flat and rectangular in shape in the Benban region.
Cairo Solar Farm initially hired KRAFTWERK to conduct a pre-feasibility study in respect to three regions in Egypt: Assuan, Asyut, and Sharm El Sheikh. “The available grid capacity is the most important factor and determines technical feasibility. Because of the Egyptian grid infrastructure, which is determined by the transfer of significant capacities from the Assuan hydro power station, the transmission highway provides a good basis for integrating utility scale PV power plant capacities” states Karsten Schulte, Managing Director of KRAFTWERK, and adds, “The plant will be connected to the 220 kV high-voltage line and supplies approximately 50,000 families with electricity.”
KRAFTWERK successfully lead the application process for Cairo Solar Farm’s participation in the feed-in tariff program and has opened an office in Cairo to ensure local presence. Hisham Tawfik, Chairman of Cairo Solar Farm, is pleased with the progress, “We are very happy with KRAFTWERK’S support and look forward to project implementation which is scheduled to begin in Q2-2016”.
About KRAFTWERK Renewable Power Solutions GmbH
KRAFTWERK Renewable Power Solutions was founded in 2006 in Weingarten, Germany and has project offices in Frankfurt, Santiago de Chile and Cairo. KRAFTWERK develops and implements customized solar energy solutions for grid-connected and off-grid applications.
About Cairo Solar Farm
Cairo Solar Farm is an SPV company under the Egyptian Investment Law No. 8, Year 1997 with the goal to build, own and operate a 50 MW PV power plant within the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy’s feed-in tariff program.
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