Egypt represents the region’s most populated energy market and is the largest oil and gas consumer in the continent. Egypt is also an important non-OPEC fossil fuel producer and plays a vital role in international energy trade. The country is facing rapidly growing energy demand due to population growth, economic expansion and increased industrial output, among many factors. Egypt suffers from frequent power outages due to ageing infrastructure, and the lack of adequate generation and transmission capacity. 

94% of total primary energy consumption in Egypt is from fossil fuels, while some energy comes from hydropower. The government aims to diversify the energy mix in favor of renewable energy resources and has set a target to achieve 20% of generated electricity from renewable energy by 2020. Also, cumulative energy efficiency targets have been set for 5%, as well as a NEEAP that has been adopted.

Egypt is a RCREEE member state since 2008.

Egypt Country Profile:

Egypt renewable energy profile provides a brief analysis of the Renewable Energy (RE) market in the year 2012. It studies the Egyptian renewable energy market capacity, targets, regulations, and investments. Besides, a brief analysis of Egyptian Energy Efficiency targets, regulations and measures is also provided.


Renewable Energy Profile


Energy Efficiency Profile