The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has signed an agreement with Siemens to supply the Egypt with the first digital power transformer, Sensformer, according to a press statement on Monday, Mubasher reported.

According to the agreement, Siemens will provide 14 Sensformers that will raise energy reliability and efficiency for Kafr El Sheikh and New Zagazig to 500/220-kilovolt (kV) substations. Siemens will ensure the engineering, design, fabrication, supervision of the erection of power transformers, site management, testing, along with the commissioning services.

Both companies have settled on working with a fast-track work schedule to be able to complete the project by May 2020.

The power transformers will be integral to power grid infrastructure, regulating voltage and current between different power supply units. In addition to their primary task of transforming voltage, Sensformers will also act as information hubs for the power grid operators, offering access to a cloud-based platform application to grid opperators.

“Digitalisation of key elements in power grid infrastructure, such as transformers, can certainly help optimise energy distribution and reduce electricity losses,” Sabah Meshaly, CEO of EETC, commented on the agreement.