ESIA Package for the Red Sea Wind Energy 500 MW Wind Farm Completed!

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RCREEE in close cooperation with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Co. (EETC), Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), and the Consortium composed of Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Eurus, ENGIE and Orascom Construction as well as ECO Consult and EcoConServ are happy to announce developing & finalizing the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) package for the 500 MW Wind Farm in the Gulf of Suez.

Despite the challenges associated with COVID-19, the entire association along with RCREEE developed and maintained work while ensuring all safety measures for the team. We are excited to this milestone alongside Read Sea Wind Energy & to continue sustainable development and low-carbon economic growth.

The developed ESIA package comprises of a number of reports including

  • The ESIAs for RSWE Wind Farm & The Overheard Transmission Powerline 35 km
  • Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP)
  • Environment and Social Management System (ESMS) Manual
  • Critical Habitat Assessment (CHA), and Cumulative Effects Analysis (CEA).

To download and read the reports, please visit http://www.rswe.co/

About Active Turbine Management Program (ATMP)

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 Gulf of Suez, Egypt. RCREEE has succeeded in signing cost-sharing agreements with 14 international wind developers for financing the environmental studies in GoS.

About the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) 

The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) is an intergovernmental organization with diplomatic status that aims to enable and increase the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency practices across Pan-Arab countries and is the Official technical arm institution of both League of Arab State – Energy Department and Arab Ministerial Council for Electricity (AMCE).

RCREEE teams-up with governments, international organizations, IFIs and Private Sector via several forms of partnerships to initiate and lead clean energy policy dialogues, strategies, technologies, managing the facilitation of RE investment platforms and capacity development in order to increase Arab states’ share of tomorrow’s modern energy solutions.

Having today 17 Arab countries among its members, RCREEE strives to lead renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives and expertise in all Arab states based on its strategic plan approved by its Board of Trustees.

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