Expansion and maintenance projects boosted Egypt’s electricity generated by its hydroelectric facilities by nearly 5.5 percent in fiscal year 2022-2023, an official report showed on Monday.

Power generated at those facilities owned by the state-controlled Hydro Plants Generation Company (HPGC) peaked at around 15,458 megawatts (MW) last year compared with nearly 14,646 MW in 2021-2022, the Company said in a report published by the Egyptian Addustour newspaper.

HPGC said it had targeted an output of 13,926 MW in 2022-2023, which started on 1 July, but that it achieved 111 percent of that target.

“The increase was mainly due to measures taken by the Company, including expansions, maintenance and rehabilitation of some plants,” it said, adding that hydroelectric power contributed by 7.15 percent to Egypt’s total electricity generation.

(Writing by Nadim Kawach; Editing by Anoop Menon)


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