2020 Autumn Bird Migration Season Key Findings: Online Workshop
January 26, 2021: Under Active Turbine Management Program (ATMP) activities, RCREEE held today a 2-hour online workshop tackling 2020 Autumn Bird Migration Season Findings for Ras Ghareb Wind Energy 262.5 MW Wind Farm. The workshop presented key findings and results of RGWE's autumn 2020 bird migration season. Through its various session, speakers covered the project's milestones, achievements, and challenges of the Bird Migration Program, the Fatality Monitoring Program, and Shutdown on Demand Program.
The workshop welcomed representatives from ATMP esteemed technical committee, EETC & EEAA, along with RGWE, Green Plus and SENS. The findings presented the overall outcomes of the season.
Despite the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, ATMP team continued its efforts to support the Egyptian government's plans to harvest wind power in electricity generation and meeting local energy demand while adhering to environmental protective measures.
In 2015, RCREEE initiated the ATMP to determine the optimum wind turbines operations periods during the heavy bird migratory seasons. RCREEE has signed the program’s Protocol with three governmental institutions namely Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) and Egyptian Electricity Transmission Co. (EETC). The program is divided into 3 main sub-programs; the Bird Monitoring Program, the Shutdown on Demand Program and the Fatality Monitoring Program that are pertinent for all Wind Power Plant Private Investments in the Gulf of Suez region.
ATMP offers great benefits to investors and developers interested in the Gulf of Suez Area. By developing Site Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), ATMP enhances projects’ bankability and environmental sustainability.
Today, ATMP manages 1515.5MW cumulative capacity of wind power plants in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt. RCREEE has succeeded in signing cost-sharing agreements with 14 international wind developers for financing the environmental studies in GoS.