Juhayna signed a contract with KarmSolar to establish a hybrid central power plant to generate and sell energy using solar panels, diesel generators, and industrial batteries at the Al-Enmaa farm in Abu Minqar area in the New Valley.
The new plant aims at producing electricity from the central station, with a production capacity of 8.3 megawatts of solar energy, 10.8 megawatts of diesel, and 27.5 megawatts per hour from the battery storage system. 65% of the energy consumed by Juhayna’s El-Enmaa farm will be provided by solar energy and 35% by diesel generators.
“I am proud of our fruitful cooperation with Karm Solar, which I consider a new milestone in our success journey. This cooperation represents a unique model for partnerships that fight climate change and find alternative energy sources that are environmentally friendly. Having said that, and as one of the leading Egyptian companies in the food and beverage sector, we look forward to being a role model in mitigating the environmental impact of our main activities and strengthening our efforts to meet the best local and international practices in this regard,” Niels Thomson, CEO of Juhayna, said.
Juhayna and Karm Solar inaugurated their first solar power plant for the private sector in El-Wahat El-Bahariya in 2016. The plant contributes to saving about 600,000 liters of diesel annually and reducing the emission of about 1,620 tons of carbon dioxide annually, in addition to producing energy that covers 51% of the needs of the farms at peak hours.
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