Household consumption accounted for 42% of Egypt’s electricity usage during the first quarter of 2017, a source at the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company told Amwal Al Ghad.

Households and manufacturers together consume around 72% of the electricity generated in Egypt with the industrial sector using 30% of the country’s electricity supply to support both high- and low-energy-intensive production, the source explained.

Commercial usage of electricity is estimated at 5% of total consumption and public utilities and  governmental institutions use 13% of the electricity produced in the country.

Egypt is executing an alternative-energy project to enable the country to achieve its targeted energy mix by 2022 and is pursuing the goal of fully meeting the nation’s electricity needs across all sectors, the source noted.