In an interview with the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker, the Daily News Egypt has learned that 14,400MW will be added to the national grid within two years, in collaboration with German engineering conglomerate, Siemens. The planned boost will come from the three new power plants implemented by Siemens in Beni Suef, Burullus, and the new administrative capital.
The projects represent approximately 40% of the total capacity of the national electricity grid, according to Shaker.
The first phase of the project will begin in November 2016, to add a capacity of 800MW. It will increase to 5,600MW in May 2017. The grid will then add 7,600MW in November of the same year. The final stage, scheduled for April 2018, will make the total added capacity amount to 14,400MW.