Site-Specific Environment and Social Impact Assessment Study – NIAT 500 MW Wind Farm – Egypt

Background

The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) is an intergovernmental organization with diplomatic status that was set up based on Cairo Declaration that was signed in June 2008 by government representatives from Arab countries.

Overview

The energy sector is a key driver for the socio-economic development of Egypt, representing around 13% of the current GDP and thus making economic growth in the country contingent upon the security and stability of the energy supply. The Government of Egypt (GoE) has taken bold steps to adopt an energy diversification strategy with increased development of renewable energy and implementation of energy efficiency, including assertive rehabilitation and maintenance programs in the power sector (IRENA, 2018).To this extent, in 2013, the Arab Republic of Egypt (through the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy) had developed and adopted the Integrated Sustainable Energy Strategy (ISES) 2015 – 2035, which provides an ambitious plan to increase the contribution of renewable energy to 20% of the electricity generated by the year 2022, of which 12% of wind power plants is foreseen, mostly in the Gulf of Suez (GoS) due to the wind characteristics in the area. In that respect, the GoE issued the Renewable Energy Law (Decree Law 203/2014) to support the creation of a favorable economic environment for a significant increase in renewable energy investment in the country. The law sets the legal basis for the Build, Own, and Operate (BOO) scheme to be implemented. Through the BOO mechanism, the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) invites private investors to submit their offers for solar and wind development projects, for specific capacities and the award will be made to that bidder with the lowest Kilowatt Hour (kWh) price. In addition, the GoE (through the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA)) provides the land for the investors

In this regard, RCREEE on behalf of private wind energy project developers and in cooperation with Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) initiated “Active Turbine Management Program” (ATMP).  The program aims to determine the optimum wind turbines operations periods during the heavy bird migratory seasons (spring and autumn) during pre-, under-, and post-construction of wind farms.

Accordingly, RCREEE invites eligible service providers/ consultants to submit a proposal for developing and submitting “Environment and Social Impact Assessment Study – NIAT 500 MW Wind Farm – Egypt.

Relevant Documents:

 

Submission Process:

  • Proposals may be submitted on or before Monday, January 18, 2021 via email, courier mail to the address below:

Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)- Hydro Power Building (7th Floor) Block 11 - Piece 15, Melsa District Ard El Golf, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
F&A Dept./ Procurement Section 
[email protected]

  • Proposals must be expressed in the English Language, and valid for a minimum period of 90 days.

For inquires:

Interested consultants can contact RCREEE for further information during working hours (10 Am: 3 Pm) through the below channels:

Telephone: +202 2415 4755 (201)

Fax: +202 2415 4661

email: [email protected]

 

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