INTRODUCTION

 

 

Energy plays significant role in any nation’s progress, and securing its resources is one of the most important aspects of any development plans.

The strategy of Energy and Electricity Sector aims to meet all development needs from electricity, and in order to achieve this, its strategy is based on diversifying energy resources, through all

.available sources of energy, and improving energy efficiency

 

Besides, the energy sector aims also through this strategy to encourage local manufacturing of energy supplies, protecting the environment and adopting new technologies.

The global attention of renewable energy has increased in the recent decades, and this is due to different factors, including the need to protect environment, the instability that the conventional energy markets witnessed in the recent years, and meeting the increased demand of energy in order to achieve sustainable development.

 

Egypt is endowed with different renewable energy resources, especially wind and solar energies. Accordingly, it was necessary to set up a specialized body to promote the different uses of renewable energy, and hence, the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) was established in 1986. Since then, it has been working to disseminate the utilization of renewable energy in different fields performing efficiency tests, and conserving energy.

 

All these activities were undertaken through an integrated system that includes NREA and various electricity companies which all aim at securing energy supply in order to achieve development goals.

Our activities in the field of renewable energy are based on scientific approach, and there are several activities in that field including, energy resources assessment, issuance of both wind and solar Atlases and hence specifying the most appropriate sites for implementing different projects in the renewable energy fields.

 

This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of New and Renewable Energy Authority, and during all these years, we witnessed a great changes in energy field, both in local and global levels. These changes were expressed in technology development and introduction of different new technologies, beside the changes in energy prices across the whole world. In addition to, this period has witnessed also economic challenge and success beside different political and social changes. All these changes resulted in deep connection between environmental issues, energy and sustainable development, and hence, the renewable energy gained great importance and becomes not only a field for research and development but played significant role and became an economical & commercial tool to increase energy security and supply

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

 
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