Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker has met with his Sudanese counterpart Moataz Mousa in Khartoum to discuss establishing a 220,000-voltage-capacity electricity linkage, Ahram Gate reported.

Shaker said that an Egyptian technical delegation from the electricity sector will visit Sudan soon to begin the project’s development.

Around 25,000 MW will be have been added to the national grid between July 2015 and July 2018, helping Egypt to increase electricity distribution in line with international norms, Shaker said.

It was revealed in March 2018 that the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity is currently undertaking a feasibility study to investigate the whether the linkage capacity between Egypt and Jordan can be increased from 450MW to between 2000-3000 MW, Amwal Al Ghad reported.

The ministry is looking into whether the adoption of high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) electric power linkage is a feasible way of increasing output.

“The Egyptian electricity sector is moving ahead with the completion of the joint electrical project between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, through the lines of the electrical linkage using the 3000-capacity continuous system on the voltage ± 500 KV,” Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker stated.