Egypt plans to export electricity to Iraq through the interconnector with Jordan, with an increasing capacity reaching 2,000 MegaWatts (MW), Chairperson of Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) Sabah Mashali told Al Mal News.

Mashali indicated that the government had submitted all studies dealing with increasing the capacities of the interconnector to the Jordanian side and is expecting feedback on that score. She also added that the related studies included several scenarios, one of which, is increasing the mutual capacities from 400 MW to between 2,000 MW and 3,000 MW.

Egypt and Jordan are interconnected since 1999 with an electricity network as part of a program aimed to connect Egypt with Gulf countries via Saudi Arabia. To that end, Egypt aims to increase exportation capacities to Jordan and continue exporting electricity to Palestine.

Earlier, the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy announced that it is working on four projects, including exporting electricity to Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Europe via Cyprus, the latter will see extending an offshore electricity interconnector soon.