Published April 3, 2013
Energy is a collaborative enterprise. The sharing of knowledge can cultivate intelligence and increase capacity. The abundance of some countries in resources can increase energy expectations for the future. The role of partners can expand knowledge of those resources to reach goal. The work of Germany and “Egypt: Solar Plant to Generate Electricity in Kom Ombo With German Experiences” from All Africa is a story to watch but a careful migration of knowledge, environment and culture.
“Minister of Electricity and Energy Ahmed Imam added that Egypt is one of the pioneer countries that use wind and solar energy, where a series of wind mills were established with benefit of 600 mw and 140 mw from the first solar plant in region.”
“Imam pointed out that Egypt cooperates with Germany to establish a new wind farm with 200 mw, generating plant in Kom Ombo with 100 mw and first photovoltaic solar plant with 20 mw in the same area.”
“He also confirmed Egypt is keen to be one of the influencing countries in the Germany’s Desertec Industrial Initiative to use solar energy in Africa to produce electricity and export it to Europe.”
The mentor-protégé’ and/or training partner can produce opportunities when the training has an expiration date in which the trained can incorporate what was learned into their own solution. Developing countries have historically been constrained from development and have been left to rely on others for support. The role of intelligence sharing is utilize tactical knowledge for development, security, growth and innovation. The hope of this initiative from a far is that each partner is dully rewarded and effectively placed to reap value and build capacity.