Renewable energy outlook: Egypt

Egypt’s economic development hinges on the energy sector. To meet burgeoning energy demand, the government’s Integrated Sustainable Energy Strategy, ISES 2035, involves stepping up the use of renewables and improving energy efficiency in the power sector. The government has set targets for renewables to make up 42% of the country’s electricity mix by 2035, based on rapid solar and wind deployment. This study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) examines the policy, regulatory, financial and capacity-related challenges that the country has to address to meet such targets.

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