File - Minister of Electricity and Renewable energy Mohamed Shaker
CAIRO – 14 December 2017: Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker asserted Wednesday that Egypt is willing to provide the whole required technical support to Libya electricity grid and to provide expertise to rebuild the Libyan electricity industry.
In his meeting with the head of the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) Ali Mohamed Sassi, Shaker stressed the importance of strengthening the electrical connection among the North African countries and achieving electricity integration with all the Arab countries.
He also referred to the challenges faced by the electricity sector during the past period and the measures taken in this field to secure the electricity supply and cover the gap between production and demand.
On his part, Sasi hailed the recent achievements in the Egyptian electricity sector and stressed his country's keenness to increase the volume of cooperation with Egypt and benefit from the Egyptian expertise in Libya's reconstruction, particularly in the field of infrastructure.
During the meeting, the two parties agreed to form a technical team from Libya to determine Libya's electricity needs and to benefit from the Egyptian experience in the electricity sector in order to support and develop the electricity grid in Libya. They also discussed increasing the volume of cooperation between Egypt and Libya in various energy fields.
This meeting comes within the framework of Egypt's keenness to enhance cooperation and exchange of expertise in all fields, as well as its keenness to improve the performance of the national electric grid to cope with the additional generating capacities and increasing electrical loads.