Egypt is currently establishing a new 2000 kilometer long electricity transmission grid, with an EGP 18 billion cost, said Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker, according to Amwal Al Ghad.

“Egypt added 16,000 MW to the electricity grid during the past two years,” Shaker noted adding that “the ministry is developing networks, with EGP 24 billion, in order to improve their efficiency to cope with production capacities.”

The financial and operational studies of Attaqa pumping and storage plant are being finalizing with a capacity upwards to 2400 MW, Shaker further explained.

Egypt generated 17.1 kWh of electricity in September, a 2.4% year-on-year (Y.o.Y.) increase from the 16.7 kWh generated in September 2016, Egypt Oil & Gas reported.

Consumption rose by 1.4% to 14.1 kWh from the 13.9 kWh of electricity consumed in September 2016, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).