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In Early 1980`s , the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity & Energy has formulated its national strategy in the field of New and Renewable Sources of Energy (NRSE) as an integral part of its global energy strategy. The strategy targeted to supply 5 % of the country’s total primary needs, from NRSE by the year 2005. The Priority has been given to Wind, Solar and Biomass. Wind Energy utilisation was promoted to occupy the top of NRSE priorities . This fact was a result of the national wind resource assessment programme based upon 65 measuring stations, which proved the abundant wind Energy potential at the western coast of the Gulf of Suez, that reaches 20000 MW. Moreover the North coast of Egypt, South Sinai enjoys appropriate resources, East Oweinat and Gelf Ridge enjoy a high potential that can reach 80000 MW. The Red Sea Coast at Zafarana was selected for establishment of large scale Wind farms...more>> (page 1)

Wind Energy Projects in Egypt

The first wind energy demonstration wind farm was established in Ras Ghareb on the Red Sea coast, with 400 kW capacity. In addition, a 5.2 MW wind farm in Hurghada is operating successfully containing different designs and sizes of wind turbines (100-300KW). The wind farm is connected to the local electricity grid of the city and produces more than 15 million kWh/year...more>> (page 2)

Potential Wind Resources: Total Electric Usage (2001) Population (July 2003) Energy usage /person/year
80 GW 69,960 GWh 74,718,797 0.9363 MWh

The potential of 80 GW wind resource multiplied by 8760 hours per year, and taking 30%, which is the standard estimate equals 210,240 GWh. The estimated potential wind production would therefore cover 3-times the need of the Egypt energy usage per year.

Energy Conversion:

1 TWh (terawatt-hour) 1000 GWh (gigawatt-hour)
1 GWh (gigawatt-hour) 1000 MWh (megawatt-hour)
1 MWh (megawatt-hour) 1000 KWh (kilowatt-hour)
1 KWh (kilowatt-hour) 1000 Wh (watt-hour)

References and Additional Information about Wind Resources in Egypt:

DEWI: Wind Energy in Egypt
RISO: Wind Energy
Energy Breakdown Chart of Egypt: Energy Chart
Energy Grid Map of Egypt

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