A source at the National Energy Control Center (NECC) said that there was a surplus in electricity of 4,000 MW, noting that this surplus will not increase after the inauguration of the first phase of the Siemens power plants in Beni Suef, the New Administrative Capital, and Borollos, according to Daily News Egypt.

He explained that the increase in electricity production is due to the completion of maintenance done on existing stations to improve their efficiency, next to 1,580MW coming from the electricity urgent plan.

The source said that Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy has completed the maintenance of production plants of 27,000MW for next summer. The Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) began the final phase of the maintenance of production units with total capacities of 3,000 MW.

He also added that the ministry said that EEHC completed 80% of the annual maintenance of production units at the national level to cope with the loads expected in the summer, where the remaining units will be undergoing maintenance until April.