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Egypt: Wind tender extended

The New and Renewable Energy Agency (NREA) has extended the deadline for a tender for six pieces of land on the Gulf of Suez, each suitable for a 100MW wind farm. Egypt aims to meet 20% of power demand from renewable energy sources by 2020, including 12% from wind, representing 7,200MW. The country has installed wind capacity of 550MW and NREA plans to tender 4,825MW of private wind projects.

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