Schneider Electric Company (SEC) in Egypt has inaugurated a solar power plant in Abu Monkar village, in New Valley governorate. The plant’s daily production equates to 108 kilowatts per hour, said Hany Ebrahim, marketing manager of the new and renewable energy of the company.
“SEC has been investing in Egypt since 1983; the company’s investments in the Egyptian market reached EGP 250 million in the form of energy, buildings, infrastructure, oil and gas” said Ahmed Fateen, low voltage equipment and systems market manager.
“This project reflects the SEC initiative step towards the social responsibilities in Egypt,” said Ebrahim.
Ebrahim added that the project aims to provide the village with 24 hours continuous electric current via clean and environmentally friendly electric sources.
“We picked Abu Monkar village especially because the closest electric station to it is 120 km away, which makes the village dependent mainly on generators which can work for only few hours; it gives a good index that our project won’t be useless” said Ebrahim.
Each year SEC is doing a development energy project, for instance it had improved the quality of automatic control of students of Galal Fahmy School in 2010; meanwhile in 2011 it established a solar energy laboratory in the faculty of engineering in Ain Shams University.
In 2012 the New & Renewable Energy Authority along with SEC submitted two projects, to connect a solar generator to electric stations in both Hurgada and Komobo cities, in order to eradicate blackouts.