80% of Upper Egypt electricity network renovated at LE1.4B

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Tue, 01 Oct 2019 - 03:38 GMT

Upper Egypt Nile village - CC via Wikimedia Commons/Mmelouk

Upper Egypt Nile village - CC via Wikimedia Commons/Mmelouk

CAIRO - 1 September 2019: Upper Egypt Electricity Distribution Co. renovated 80 percent of the networks it manages at a cost of LE1.4 billion out of LE2.8 billion allocated for reinforcing electricity networks in Upper Egypt.

The company has introduced 478 transformers, 828 power boxes, 232 ring main units, and 443 low-voltage panels. The medium-voltage network encompasses 13 power distribution units, 1,736 transmission towers, and 227,000 meters of transmission lines.

In September, Chairman of Middle Egypt Company for Electricity Distribution Raafat Shamaa told Egypt Today that the total number of electricity theft complaints filed until May is 40,553.

The total value of those is LE 263.8 million. However, the value of 35,079 complaints worth LE107.2 million has been collected.

A source in the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy revealed that the investments in the sector between 2014 and 2020, including Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant, are worth LE 1 trillion. Of those, LE 515 are allocated to the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity.

Such projects are aimed at securing the needs of citizens, investors, and development plans until 2050.

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