Muhammad Mustafa Al-Khayyat: Relying on renewable energy has become a necessity… and it must be maximized
Mohammed Abdullah: The agreement with the authority supports Vodafone’s strategy in using 100% renewable energy
Today, Tuesday, Vodafone Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding with the Authority for the Development and Use of New and Renewable Energy, in the presence of Mohamed Shaker Al-Marqabi, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, in conjunction with Egypt’s hosting of the 27th United Nations Conference on Climate Change.COP 27 Which will be held from November 6-18, in Sharm El-Sheikh, as part of the company’s commitment to relying on renewable energy sources and reducing carbon emissions.
The memorandum was signed by Dr. Eng. Mohamed Mostafa El-Khayat, CEO of the New and Renewable Energy Development and Use Authority, and Mr. Mohamed Abdullah, CEO and Managing Director of Vodafone Egypt. The two parties agreed to cooperate in light of Vodafone Egypt’s desire to start discussions with the Authority, regarding the possibility of using the Renewable electric energy produced from the Authority’s projects, to feed the components of its network, as it is one of the leading companies in providing telecommunication service within the Arab Republic of Egypt. The Authority owns many projects to produce electric energy from renewable sources, and it has the right to sell the electric energy produced from these projects.
Commenting on this, Dr. Eng. Mohamed Mostafa Al-Khayyat, CEO of the New and Renewable Energy Development and Use Authority, said that it has become necessary to rely on renewable energy, in light of the availability of natural resources in Egypt and the trend towards maximizing the use of them, in implementation of the objectives of Egypt Vision 2030, praising the direction of Vodafone Egypt to rely on the use of renewable energy, and the measures taken by the company to conserve resources, reduce its carbon footprint, and preserve the environment.
In the same context, Mohamed Abdullah, CEO and Managing Director of Vodafone Egypt, expressed his pride that Vodafone Egypt is one of the first companies to use renewable energy in operating its network, pointing out that this step supports Vodafone’s strategy of operating using 100% renewable energy. %, and to complete the actions taken by Vodafone to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, in accordance with its strategy to reduce emissions and their impact on the planet, in cooperation with various stakeholders.
Vodafone Egypt signs a memorandum of understanding with the New Energy Development and Use Authority
It is worth noting that Vodafone Egypt has taken several steps to address environmental challenges, to help improve performance in the field of environmental protection, reduce carbon emissions, rationalize energy use to increase environmental sustainability and reduce climate change, enable an inclusive and sustainable digital society, and reduce the impact on the planet with the aim of Reach net zero emissions by 2040 and have 100% of the company’s electrical energy used from renewable sources and across all operations by 2025.
The company was keen to cooperate in many government initiatives, which contribute significantly to confronting climate change and achieving a sustainable digital environment, and got rid of all non-essential plastic materials in all its facilities and branches, in addition to replacing old light bulbs with energy-saving ones, which saves about 940 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. This is in addition to the establishment of a solar power plant in Beni Suef to manage its data centers, which saves about 71 tons of emissions annually, and also worked to cover the roofs of the main building with solar photovoltaic panels, which will contribute to reducing about 135 tons of emissions annually.
Vodafone Egypt is one of the first companies to participate in initiatives to reduce emissions from plastic waste, which exacerbate the effects of climate change, in line with the presidential directives to launch initiatives to preserve the environment before Egypt hosts the Climate Change Conference. COP 27And launched the first mobile chip that conforms to environmental specifications Echo SimMade of 100% recycled plastic.