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Realizing Egypt’s Wind Power Potential
Regions of Egypt are known for excellent wind resources, allowing the country to become a leader in terms of installed wind power capacity in Africa and the Arab region. The government has committed to an ambitious target of increasing the share of wind energy to 12% by 2020 through engaging the private sector for the first time in developing Egypt's wind farms. However, bidding processes have not run as smoothly as expected and achieving the target remains elusive.