Egypt’s production of electricity increased by 5.3% year on year (Y.o.Y) as it reached 19.7 kWh in August 2017, compared to 18.7 kWh in August 2016, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

Meanwhile, the country’s consumption of electricity dropped by 2.1 % Y.o.Y to reach 13.9 kWh in August 2017, from 14.2 kWh in the previous year, according to the monthly publication of Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

Egypt plans to be an electricity transfer and circulation regional hub in 2018, as the county will be able to export its surplus of electricity during 2018, Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker, stated, according to Daily News Egypt.

Egypt’s electricity ministry has already doubled the state’s electricity production capacity and has increased distribution and transmission projects recently, Shaker pointed out, adding that his ministry has provided its consumers with their demands and it is currently improving generated power’s quality.