The mobilized plots of land will be used by state-owned companies and independent power producers (IPPs). The land is located in several regions.
In the Zafarana region on the Red Sea, NREA has 6.5 km2 of land, including eight plots for projects in operation and one plot for a project under construction. One remaining plot is available for any other project.
The region is also the focus of a solar project currently under construction by the German company Belectric.
In the Gulf of Suez, where several wind farms are already operational or under construction, 80 km2 has also been mobilized.
These include eight plots for projects under development, five for projects in operation, and one plot available for the implementation of various projects.
The East and West Nile regions concentrate the largest share of available land for renewable energy production. In the East, NREA has 1,923 km², while the land to the west of the Nile is approximately 1,626 km².
Located in the Aswan region, the town of Benban is already home to a 1,650 MWp solar complex that occupies 32 plots of land.
However, NREA is planning seven additional plots of land to be used for the development of other solar projects.
In the same governorate, seven other plots are available, three of which are dedicated to projects under development.
The increase in installed renewable energy capacity bodes well for the green hydrogen and hydrogen derivatives projects that are being developed in the Suez Canal Economic Zone. They are being driven by large foreign groups that will invest US$10 billion by 2030.