Egypt’s renewable energy agency NREA is looking to revive its floundering wind and solar program after the EU’s European Investment Bank (EIB) agreed to provide some of the finance for a wind farm to be built in the Suez region.

But for now state generator EEHC is relying on more conventional power plants to keep pace with rising electricity demand. This month the first units of three combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants – which are among almost 20GW of capacity under construction (see table) – begin commercial operation. (CONTINUED - 873 WORDS)