Picture of the awarded blocks in the bid round 2021 is available at Egyptian Upstream Gateway.

R&R Advises ENAP Sipetrol in relation to the Concession of West Amer Block in Gulf of Suez

March 9, 2022
Riad & Riad is appointed by Chile’s ENAP Sipetrol to advise it in relation to awarded concession of West Amer Block in Gulf of Suez, Egypt. The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on 3 January...

Ahead of COP27 – Egypt Relaxes the Restrictions on Net Metering and Self Consumption Solar Plants

March 9, 2022
The Egyptian Electric Utility & Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptERA) issued Decree 6/2022 announcing new incentives aiming at encouraging more solar plants under (1) the net-metering system and...

New Merger Fee Imposed on Renewable Plants in Egypt

February 8, 2022
Renewable power generation plants with a capacity of more than 500 kW will be subject to a new grid merger fee in Egypt. The Egyptian Electric Utility & Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptERA) issued Ci...

Egypt Increases the Customs Tariff on Solar Panels – Is It 5% or 2%

January 30, 2022
According to Article 5 of Decree No. 419 of 2018 regulating Customs Tariff (“Customs Tariff Decree”), renewable energy machines and equipment (solar and wind) are subject to a flat rate of 2% or the regular customs...
Energy regulation

Electricity and Renewable Energy Regulations in Egypt

January 18, 2021
In July 2015, a new law for electricity has been issued (Law no. 87 of 2015) to regulate all electricity activities with the aim of replacing the current single buyer model and establishing a fully competitive elect...

Merger Fee on Solar Net-metering

October 4, 2020
The Egyptian Electricity Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptERA) announced that it will apply a ‘merger fee’ to net-metered solar systems. The fee will be EGP 0.10-0.40/kWh on net-metered solar...

New Net Metering Rules in Egypt

June 17, 2020
On 28 April 2020, the Egyptian Electricity Utility and Consumer Protection regulatory Agency ("EgyptERA**") issued Decree no. 2 of 2020 (the “Decree”) setting out the new rules for net metering. This Decree is effec...