2019-06-18
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/30989-danish-energy-agency-egypt-collaboration-renewable-energy-fossil-fuels-goal-future-support

Danish Energy Agency Helps Egypt Towards a Greener Future

The collaboration will focus on securing more renewable energy in the Egyptian energy system, and will help Egypt achieving its goal of increasing the share of renewable energy in electricity consumption from 9% to 43% by 2035.

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The country's goal is to increase the share of renewable energy in the electricity sector to 43% in 2035 from the current 9%. Egypt aims also at mitigating its climate pressure by reducing the use of fossil fuels in electricity production to 49% by 2030. Today, more than 90% of Egyptian electricity production is based on fossil fuels. But with a population of nearly 100 million people and an annual population growth of 2.5 percent, focus on energy is crucial to ensure security of supply and development in Egypt.

The objective for the new energy program with Egypt, financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is to promote cooperation between the governments and authorities of the two countries by making relevant Danish experience available in an Egyptian context. It takes place over three years and in close cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Danish Embassy in Cairo.

"The Danish Energy Agency has great expectations that the cooperation with the Egyptian authorities will increase the demand for Danish energy knowledge and technology - also for the benefit of Danish companies", says Deputy Director General of the Danish Energy Agency, Martin Hansen.

The Danish Energy Agency will provide technical assistance in accordance with a joint work program, which will be agreed with local partners, supported by an active involvement of the Danish embassy. In connection with the collaboration, an adviser will be posted at the Danish Embassy in Cairo to provide technical assistance in selected areas.

Source:
Danish Energy Agency
Author:
Press Office
Keywords:
Danish Energy Agency, Egypt, collaboration, renewable energy, fossil fuels, goal, future, support




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