Vodafone Egypt calls tender for 50-MW solar project - report


March 12 (Renewables Now) - Vodafone Egypt, a unit of British telecoms giant Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD), has opened a EGP-500-million (USD 28.7m/EUR 25.5m) tender for a solar park that will be able to provide 50 MW of capacity for its networks, news service Mubasher reports.

The move is part of the company’s pledge to start using 100% renewable electricity for its global operations by 2025. As it announced last summer, the British telecoms group will seek to sign power purchase agreements (PPAs) and build on-site renewable energy installations across its technology centres and base station sites.

Specific details about the Egyptian tender were not announced.

As part of its sustainability goals, Vodafone also intends to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its network business 40% by 2025 by focusing on energy efficiency solutions.

(EGP 10 = USD 0.575/EUR 0.510)

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