Egypt Power Report 2020

20 Feb 2020

Egypt’s electricity generation plans mean the country could end up with an enormous surplus of 74.4GW by 2035, new research by African Energy finds. Electricity oversupply could be larger still as the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are expected to subdue economic growth in the short-term. This raises further questions surrounding the country’s medium-term electricity sector planning. Despite these challenges power sector investment opportunities will continue.

While generation capacity has doubled over the past five years, Egypt may need as much as 100GW of new power over the next 15 years, our 2020-2035 supply and demand outlook shows. The success of the Benban solar complex has made headlines but renewable energy still accounts for less than 10% of installed capacity. With government plans to source 42% of generation from renewable sources by 2035, the need for solar and wind in particular will be greater than ever. Plans to privatise large-scale gas plants have been announced, but Egypt Power Report 2020 questions the space for new thermal power in the short- to medium-term, the viability of generation targets, and examines Egypt’s export options.

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Providing incisive insight, expert analysis and unrivalled data on African energy industries

Report includes: Executive brief, Political and economic risk analysis, Market structure and overview, Policy and regulation outlook, African Energy Risk Management Index, Competitive landscape, Fuel resource availability, Transmission overview, Demand and supply outlook 2020-2035, exclusive power sector data on installed capacity (2010-2024 by fuel, technology, ownership and provinces) and project profiles.

Reasons to buy this report

  • Identify upcoming opportunities and threats
  • Benefit from power generation forecasts based on the actual project development pipeline
  • Match up government supply and energy mix targets to demand projections
  • Understand the competitive landscape
  • Assess industry and country specific risks
  • Understand the regulatory, political and economic context.

Egypt Power Report 2020 provides unique access to:

African Energy’s own Risk Management Index and 15-year (2010-24) power supply analysis using African Energy Live Data – our proprietary database of more than 6,500 power projects – to identify trends on installed capacity broken down by fuel, technology, provinces and more.

Egypt Power Report 2020 also provides comprehensive information on existing and planned generation projects; an appreciation of the political risk and the key players in the sector; an overview of the macroeconomic climate and outlook; details on the market structure and operations, analysis of policy and regulation including future plans, major legislation and legal requirements for generation, transmission and distribution; and natural gas resources and availability.

Key benefits of our reports

  • Independent expert analysis and forecasts – benefit from African Energy’s experience of constantly monitoring the sector since 1998
  • Competitive landscape modelling and benchmarking – examine your project or portfolio against other projects and what we consider to be Egypt’s benchmark wind and solar renewable projects. 
  • Identify business opportunities and risks through our expert analysis of the latest projects, investments, regulatory changes and power sector trends.
  • Market positioning – our unique understanding of the project pipeline helps you position your project in the current and future competitive landscapes.

Egypt Power Report 2020


Price: £2,995

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Pages: 114

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