The conference will be attended by top decision-makers from the Ministry of Electricity, the Arab Organization for Industralization, the United Nations Development Programme, New & Renewable Energy Authority, Housing & Building National Research Center and Emaar amongst others.
Egypt’s growing electrical demand and recurrent power cuts leads the Egyptian government in investing over $268.2 million in April in LED lighting in order to achieve energy efficiency and ease the electricity load in the country.
With a growing density and consequently a higher electrical demand, Egypt has struggled in finding sustainable and cost effective ways to power the country, which has over 10 million streetlights which still use odd systems like sodium, vapour and incandescent lamps.
In April 2015, a project (valued at US$268.2 million) was announced by the Minister of Electricity to replace 3.89 million street lamp bulbs with energy-efficient ones and is slated to be completed in 28 months. The objective of the energy-efficient street lighting will save Egypt US$191.52 million annually.
Various governmental organizations in Egypt have also pledged to implement big LED projects to replace all odd lights into energy efficient ones. Minister of electricity Dr Mohamed Shaker has recently signed a $157 million-contract with the Arab Organization for Industrialization to replace nearly four million streetlights across the country with solar LED versions.
In addition, the New Urban Communities Authority, which falls under the Ministry of Housing, Utilities & Urban Development (MoH) and oversees the development of 22 new cities, has also been tasked with implementing energy-efficiency schemes throughout Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh and Alexandria.
Bids for several tenders have been invited in recent months and new tenders are expected to be announced over the near to mid-term. Tenders are open to both local and foreign firm.