Wind energy has the advantage of being unlimited, carbon-neutral and now competitive. It’s an inexhaustible resource (wind constitutes an unlimited resource), available locally, and predictable (in a precise manner over 24 or 48 hours) and relatively constant over the year (little variability from one year to the next).
Tarfaya Energy Company(TAREC): The Tarfaya Wind Farm is one of the largest wind farms built on the African continent, with 316 MW. This park, operational since December 2014, has been developed in partnership with ENGIE and the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE). TAREC Wind plant production meets the needs of nearly 1.5 million households,. The park contributes to greater energy independence of Morocco and avoids nearly 900,000 tons of CO2 per year, i.e., equivalent to CO2 absorbed by nearly 40 million trees per year.
Ras Ghareb Wind Energy is a 262,5 MW wind plant. The wind farm is owned by ENGIE and its consortium partners Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation and Orascom Construction. The wind farm is located near Ras Ghareb on the Gulf of Suez, an optimal site with about 60% of gross capacity factor.
Aurora Wind Power is a 94 MW wind farm 130 km North of Cape Town near Vredenburg in Western Cape Province.
Gulf of Suez II: is a 500MW wind farm near Ras Ghareb, Egypt. Located on the shores of the Gulf of Suez, 40 km North-West of Ras Ghareb in Egypt, Gulf of Suez Project 2 will be the largest onshore wind power plant in ENGIE’s portfolio. The project meets strict environmental standards and supports Egypt’s transition to renewable energy.
Once fully operational, the plant will be the largest privately developed utility-scale wind power plant in Egypt, capable of delivering clean power to more than 800,000 Egyptian homes.
3 GW MOU: At COP 27, ENGIE with our consortium partners signed Memorandum of Understanding to build, own and operate a 3 GW wind farm in in Egypt. The consortium’s wind farms will significantly support Egypt’s decarbonization efforts. They will contribute to the country’s renewable power generation goals of having 42% of electricity produced from renewable sources by 2030.