Egypt Lines Up Further Gas-Fired Capacity, Readies Renewables Tender

Despite overstretched gas supplies, Egypt is adding further large gas-fired plants to its powergen expansion. Plans for a new renewables tender show Cairo is also ‘thinking big’ about solar and wind capacity.

Recent power contract awards take Egypt’s total of gas-fired capacity under development to 17.3GW, but 38.3GW of additional capacity in the planning stage reflects a push to diversify...