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Egypt to add 1,425MW to grid in September

Solar power and wind farms added to the mix.

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Part of Egypt's new capacity will come from wind farms.
Part of Egypt's new capacity will come from wind farms.

 Egypt will add around 1,425MW of capacity in September, as a number of new generation units are coming online, the Asharq Al Awsat newspaper cited the countries minister of electricity and energy on Monday,

The additional quantities will include 140 MW from solar energy stations and 60 MW from wind farms, minister Hassan Younis said according to the paper.

Egypt this year added 2,660 MW to its power generation capacity which is expected to reach 27,440 MW by the year's end, the daily reports, adding that the country has witnessed in the last two months frequent power cuts amid a spell of intense heat.

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