Benban Elsewedy Electric Solar PV Park is a 65MW solar PV power project. It is located in Aswan, Egypt. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in August 2019. Buy the profile here.

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The project is developed and owned by EDF Renewables and EL Sewedy Electric. The owners have 50% stake in the project respectively.

Benban Elsewedy Electric Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project.

The project generates 145GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 30,000 households, offsetting 60,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

Development status

The project got commissioned in August 2019.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Egyptian Electricity Transmission under a power purchase agreement. The power is sold at the rate of $0.143kWh for a period of 25 years. The contracted capacity is 50MW.

Contractors involved

Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the solar PV power project.

The project is utilising single axis trackers supplied by NEXTracker.

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About EDF Renewables

EDF Renewables SA (EDF Renewables), a subsidiary of Electricite de France SA, develops, constructs, operates and maintains green electricity power plants in Europe, North America and other regions of the world. The company produces electricity through wind and solar resources. Its business activities include project development, production site construction, development and sale of structured assets, power generation, and operation and maintenance of energy generating facilities. The company develops, constructs and operates renewable energy plants not only for its own operation, but also for third parties. EDF Renewables is headquartered in Paris, France.

About EL Sewedy Electric

EL Sewedy Electric Co (ELSE) is an integrated energy solutions company. It manufactures and supplies power cables, wires, insulators, terminators, transformers, joint accessories, meters and systems, telecom cables and accessories, fiber optic cables, wind blades, wind towers wind turbines and associated accessories. The company provides complete solutions through business lines such as wires and cables, engineering and contracting, transformers, energy measurement and management, electrical products and renewables. ELSE serves different markets, mainly energy and infrastructure, commercial, industrial, and residential. It operates production facilities in the Middle East and Africa. The company sells products through a network of distributors across the world. ELSE is headquartered in New Cairo, Egypt.

This content was updated on 4 January 2024

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