Emirati independent power producer (IPP) Amea Power is to increase the capacity of the Kom Ombo solar photovoltaic power plant by 300 MWp. The facility, to be built by Abydos Solar Power Company (ASPC) in the governorate of Aswan, Egypt, was originally planned to have a capacity of 200 MWp.
It will eventually be a 500 MWp photovoltaic solar power plant to be built in Kom Ombo, in the governorate of Aswan, in the south of Egypt. The information was made public on December 16th, 2020 by Amea Power, which is developing the solar project. The Emirati independent power producer (IPP) is thus increasing the capacity of the future solar farm by 300 MWp.
The increase in the capacity of the Kom Ombo power station from 200 MWp to 500 MWp follows a request from the government of this North African country.
A contract won by Abydos Solar Power Company (ASPC)
Abydos Solar Power Company (ASPC) will build the future photovoltaic solar power plant. It will consist of double-sided solar panels, i.e. panels capable of capturing the sun’s rays on both sides of the module. The company will also connect the park to the Egyptian national electricity grid via a 220 kV substation. ASPC is a company fully owned by Amea Power.
The electricity generated by the Kom Ombo solar farm will be sold to the state-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). This should “considerably” bring Egypt closer to its ambition to produce 40% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2035. The EETC will buy the kWh of electricity at 0.027 52 dollars.