Egypt Launches Interconnection Projects

Egypt Launches Interconnection Projects

Egypt’s Electricity Ministry has begun work on electricity interconnection projects with Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria, in a bid to export the surplus power, government officials told Al Borsa News.

The ministry is expecting the country’s surplus electricity to increase to 10 MW, up from the current 5.5MW, once Siemens power plants in Beni Suef, Borollos, and the New Capital are completed.

Furthermore, Gamal Abdel Rehim, Chairman of the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company said that the government’s plan is to strengthen electricity transmission networks in Upper Egypt through establishing modern power transmission lines or new stations. It is expected that three 220 kV transformer stations will be completed by the beginning of Q2 of 2017.

Dr. Mahinaz El-Baz 318 Posts

Mahinaz El Baz received her PhD degree in International Economics from Helwan University in 2022. She has +10 years of experience in journalism and economic analysis. She received the "Best Economic Article Award" in 2016 from CFA Society Egypt.


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