The Benban project in Aswan, Egypt, is the largest photovoltaic plant in the world, a pharaonic work capable of generating clean energy for hundreds of thousands of homes, businesses and industries. The solar park is located on a 37.2 square kilometer plot in Aswan with a total capacity of 1.8 GW. This infrastructure is also a strategic plant for Egypt, which aimed to increase renewable energy to 37% by 2035, and is currently generating more than 20% of energy demand with clean electricity.
Benban Solar Plant
The photovoltaic plant is connected to the grid through 4 state-of-the-art high voltage substations in an area of more than 15,000 m2 with 175MVA transformers, 22/220/550kV GIS cells. The entire infrastructure is monitored in a control center with ontime communication equipment for the substations, with an additional 500kV double-circuit transmission line connection of 180 km planned in the medium term.
The Benban PV plant benefits from an innovative approach to power supply, thanks to SACI’s technology. The solution helps the operations team monitor power, so they can proactively address potential problems, avoid unplanned downtime and safety risks, as well as optimize electrical loads.
SACI’s control and measurement solutions evaluate data and identify potential faults, improving the use of renewable energy through AHM1 network analyzers, DH3EM and DH3CM digital instrumentation and multi-range AC meters, as well as TU125PS series current transformers up to 4000A. The result: a reliable, high-capacity PV system with a quality supply monitored 24/7.