At the invitation of Green MEP Claude Turmes, the Sahara Wind project is presented at the European Parliament in Brussels on June 20th, 2002.
The presentation was followed by a question session, raising a numbers of technical issues. To assist in answering them Khalid Benhamou, Managing Director of Sahara Wind was accompanied by Dr. Gregor Czisch who holds a PhD in electrical engineering. The latter was obtained on a "Scenarios for a Future Electricity Supply – Cost-Optimized Approaches to Supplying Europe and its Neighbours with Electricity from Renewable Energies" thesis dissertation, for which he was awarded a summa cum laude distinction. Ahead of the Johannesburg Sustainable Energy Conference of 2002, the Sahara Wind project was presented to the European Parliament as a joint alternative in response to clean energy access and development challenges of the African continent.