Egypt to export electricity to Cyprus, Greece in October: Shaker

The interconnection capacity with Sudan may reach 240-300 MW/h, with the required equipment for the project arriving in Egypt during the coming period

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. A general view of an electricity company in Cairo.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A general view of an electricity company in Cairo.

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Egypt’s Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker said that Egypt is set to export up to 3,000 MW/h of electricity to Cyprus and Greece in October 2021, the ministry said in a recent statement.

The interconnection capacity with Sudan may reach 240-300 MW/h, with the required equipment for the project arriving in Egypt during the coming period.

Shaker added that Egypt possesses promising power capabilities in the field of electricity transmission, in light of the development of electricity production plants over the past five years, which helped achieve production surplus.

The minister noted that nearly EGP 36 billion has been spent over the past years to raise the quality and efficiency of local power plants.

He further noted that the ministry has a strategy for electrical connection with the surrounding countries in light of its economic feasibility.

Additionally, the Egyptian government has a future plan for electricity interconnection with Sudan, Jordan, and Iraq.

 

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