According to Daily News Egypt, the Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker, said that the energy sector seeks to achieve an electricity surplus of up to 25% in the coming summer period with high demand in order to avoid any blackouts.

“We are ready for the high demands of summer. There will not be any blackouts this year,” Shaker stressed.

The minister added that the sector is working to promote investments to increase energy generated through building more power plants and diversifying energy resources, including solar, wind, coal, nuclear, and hydro power.

Shaker added that the state was able to secure enough electricity for all consumers last year and has even reached a surplus in the current period.

In addition, the Ministry of Petroleum agreed to provide the sector with the fuel necessary to run all power plants until December, concluded Shaker.