New power cuts dates compatible with students’ exams



Tue, 07 May 2024 - 10:29 GMT


Tue, 07 May 2024 - 10:29 GMT

CAIRO – 7 May 2024: Egypt’s Electricity Holding Company announced Tuesday, halting its plans to reduce electrical loads during the morning hours which coincides with ‘the students’ exams’ and to start the power cuts at 3 pm to 7 pm.

The new power cuts dates will be implemented starting, May 7 until July 20. The cuts duration will be a maximum of two hours.

On April 20, the government announced that Egypt's plan to reduce electrical loads will not be implemented at churches during the days where Coptics are celebrating Easter, the Holy Week.

During the plan, electricity is cut for two hours every day.

The decision was aiming to make it easier to celebrate holidays.

The Cabinet has been implementing systematic power cuts in the different governorates since July last year due to the severe heatwave and significant increase in electricity consumption last summer.

The increased consumption has put severe pressure on the power networks and subsequently led to a drop in their gas pressure, the government said at the time.

Since June 2015, Egypt has achieved energy independence and electricity surplus, becoming also a significant exporter of natural gas, primarily to European markets.

In 2018, Egypt proudly announced the attainment of self-sufficiency in natural gas consumption, marking the end of gas imports.




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