Carnegie Mellon University
December 31, 2016

Talking Energy Innovation in Egypt

Egypt's Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy (MERE) has a plan to boost the country’s use of renewable energies by 2022, providing one-fifth of all domestic power. According to the Gulf News Journal, this process will be complex and EPP faculty member Daniel Armanios weighed in on the complexities of MERE's plan and on the progress of renewables in the region, explaining,

"In terms of renewables in the region, strong moves have recently been made by Morocco, Jordan, and the UAE in renewable energy, so these new investments are likely ones aimed at maintaining Egypt's competitiveness in the region around renewable energy. Moreover, these moves are particularly important given Ethiopia's recent moves in hydroelectricity via the Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD), which will impact Egypt's hydropower capacity.”

Read more from the Gulf News Journal.