Egypt—Technical and Financial Sustainability of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Sectors

Client: European Union

Duration: 2017-2021

Region: Middle East and North Africa

Country: Egypt

Solutions: Environment

As Egypt continues to rebuild its economy it faces many challenges, including regional unrest and a slowdown in exports due to muted global growth. National security remains a concern. Nevertheless, Egypt’s economy has continued to expand.

Up to June 2019, the country had an estimated electricity shortage of 30.4 gigawatts, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy. The gap between supply and demand will worsen with the expected increase in gross domestic product in the coming years. Egypt is now searching for solutions. DAI is creating the Cairo Energy Efficiency Centre to promote the use of renewable energy and spread awareness of energy saving. The team also supports ongoing reform in the energy sector by assisting Egypt to achieve sustainable energy and security of energy supplies.

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Sample Activities

  • Reorganize core functions of the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA).
  • Modernize the Renewables Energy Framework and strengthen energy modelling.
  • Strengthen the institutional sustainability of the Energy System Model.
  • Support the Energy Efficiency Central Department at Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.
  • Reinforce awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency in all sectors.

Select Results

  • Analyzed the current legal framework for the NREA, and assessed the Authority’s working procedures in view of a reorganization.
  • Assessed the total resources available to renewable energy schemes in Egypt and identified technical, financial, and regulatory gaps.
  • Prepared a design and made recommendations for the establishment of the Energy Modelling Unit at the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy.
  • Developed a situational analysis and training needs assessment for the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.
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