Infinity Power Holding, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company Masdar and Egypt’s Infinity, has announced that the solar photovoltaic plant it had developed in Sharm El Sheikh is now fully operational – ready to provide clean, renewable energy to COP27, the United Nations climate change conference taking place in the Egyptian city.
Masdar said the 6 MWp plant will be able to generate as much as 11,723 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy per year, enough to power more than 5,000 homes while cutting CO2 emissions by over 4,000 tonnes.
It will continue to operate after the conference, providing clean energy to the city for years to come.
Two other solar plants of equivalent size have also been developed ahead of COP27, it added.
Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Special Envoy for Climate Change and Chairman of Masdar, said: “Masdar is fast developing as the partner of choice for many of Egypt’s most important clean energy projects, and I am proud that we are able to deliver clean energy to support COP27 through our Infinity Power platform.”
“The UAE and Egypt share a common commitment to expanding the supply of renewable energy and supporting sustainable economic growth,” he stated.
Masdar CEO Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi said: “COP27 represents a vital opportunity to turn positive words into impactful actions, so it is important that we do what we can to reduce its carbon footprint and showcase sustainable solutions to the world.”
“This solar power plant will help deliver clean energy to the conference and will also provide a legacy of sustainability for the people of Sharm El-Sheikh in future years,” he added.
Infinity Power Chairman Mohamed Ismail Mansour said: “We are delighted to be able to support COP27 in Egypt, by delivering clean, renewable energy-based solutions to power the event.”
“We will continue providing sustainable energy solutions to Sharm El-Sheikh for years to come through our solar plant, providing clean power to a city with an important role in Egyptian diplomacy and international relations,” he noted.
Infinity Power, which has been named a Principal Partner for COP27, was established in 2020 to target power generation projects through renewable energy sources, including solar and wind technologies on utility- and industrial-scales in Egypt and Africa.
With current projects located across Egypt, South Africa, Senegal and Ghana, Infinity Power aims to eventually expand its operations across all 54 African countries, enabling electricity across all locations in Africa that are in most need of power.
CEO Nayer Fouad said the solar power plant will not only contribute towards powering COP27 but also provide sustainable energy, making an invaluable contribution towards Sharm El-Sheikh’s growing infrastructure.
“We look forward to delivering similar solutions to other cities in Egypt and across Africa, as we move forward in our journey to provide sustainable energy solutions to the entire continent,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service
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Publish date : 2022-11-05 12:32:32