The Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy is conducting a feasibility study to increase the capacity of power linkage with Jordan from 450 MW to reach between 2000 and 3000 MW, Amwal Al Ghad reported.

The ministry is investigating 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.

“It is an ideal model for the electric linkage projects due to the difference in hours between morning and evening hours in the two countries,” he added, noting that the first phase of the project is expected to start in 2021.

Meanwhile, Egyptian and Cypriot officials discussed the implementation of an African-European electricity project between Egypt, Cyprus and Greece, Amwal Al Ghad reported.

Shaker met with Cypriot Ambassador to Egypt and President of Cyprus’ Euro Africa International Company, in order to boost cooperation between the two countries and to consolidate Egypt’s role as a regional energy hub in the Eastern Mediterranean region.