Energy and Renewable Energy Policies in Egypt
The workshop session is meant to expose and discuss the necessity of having legalizations related to energy issues and specifically as related to Renewable Energy (RE) in Egypt and expanding its use in different economical activates including industrial ones. Moreover, identifying possible needed improvements in the current RE development schemes.
Professor Mohamed Salah Elsobki
Dr. Elsobki is an Energy Management Advisor with over 30 years of experience in fields of energy management, efficiency and conservation, as well as integrated resource/demand planning, Demand Side Management (DSM) and tariff design; in addition to institutional and capacity building. He is the Former Executive Chairman of the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) (2014 – 2016) and the Founding Managing Director of Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptERA) (2001 – 2006), which regulates, supervises and controls all matters related to the electric generation, transmission, distribution and use of electricity. Dr. Elsobki is the Former Technical Manager of the USAID 68 million US$ funded Energy Conservation and Environment Protection Project (ECEP) (US-AID project #263-0140) (1989 – 1995); that included carrying out energy conservation and environment implementations in the industrial and commercial sectors. He has been and currently is a member of several energy-related committees, and has served as a Consulting Member to the National Communication Plans. He is currently a Member of Board of Cairo North Electricity Distribution Company (2015 – present) and was a Member of Board of Cairo South Electricity Distribution Company (2012 to 2015). Dr. Elsobki’s vast professional experience encompasses: Proposing and participating in the development of energy legislations, regulations and market rules; Participating in the preparation of energy market plans and strategies; Development of licensing and conditions documents for electricity generation, transmission, and distribution; Development of benchmarking assessment system for annual technical and financial performance of electric utilities; Development of incentive-based performance enhancement schemes and cost of service schemes for electric utilities; Conducting energy efficiency and renewable energy research for the industrial, commercial and residential sectors; Conducting research on energy generation, planning, supply and demand; Overall supervision of implementation projects, and teaching. He is also a Professor of Energy Planning (since 2004) in Cairo University and an Adjunct Professor on Electric Power in Zewail University since 2018.
Ph.D. in Electrical Power Engineering, McMaster University, Canada, 1986
M.Sc. in Electrical Power Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt, 1980
B.Sc. in Electrical Power Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt, 1977
Energy and Renewable Energy Policies in Egypt: