The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations (CEEBA) in Egypt, officially launched the El Amreya Pilot project, the first Wholesale market fully powered by solar panels. The project includes a solar photovoltaic unit with a capacity of 100 kilowatts, which is sufficient to cover the entire market’s energy needs and is linked to the unified network to sell the surplus energy generated, which increases the operating economies.
The event took place on Saturday, the 12th, at the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, inaugurated by H.E. Dr Mohamed El Shaker, MoERE, H.E. Dr Aly Moselhy, Minister of Supply and Internal Trade, H.E. Dr Rania Al Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, H H.E. Dr Nevine Gamea, Minister of Trade and Industry, H.E. Gen. Mohamed El Sherif, Governor of Alexandria, and H.E. Christian Berger, EU Ambassador.
Following the opening ceremony in the Alexandria Chamber, the esteemed speakers and participants visited the pilot project at the Al America Whole Sale Market, inspecting the PV and battery system and discussing with the traders of the wholesale market the benefits of the project.
The event also witnessed the signature of the MoU between the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce president, Mr Ahmed El Wakil and the President of the Alexandria University, Prof Abdelaziz Konsowa, for implementing the SOLE pilot project, another ENI CBC MED project, at the premises of the Alexandria University for the Pilot project in Egypt.
The MAIA-TAQA pilot project is supporting Egypt’s energy transition by promoting innovative resource-efficient solutions that can be replicated on a large scale. Egypt’s over 250 wholes sale markets could contribute to producing up to 25 MW if converted to clean energy generation. According to its Integrated Sustainable Energy Strategy Egypt aims to produce 42% of its energy mix by renewable energies by 2035.