CAIRO - 20 September 2022: The document of the economic and social development plan submitted by the Minister of Planning, Dr. Hala Al-Saeed, as part of the fiscal year 2022/2023, sheds the light on the most prominent performance indicators and achievements in the electricity sector.
In the below lines, Egypt Today highlights the achievements in the field of developing transmission and distribution networks as stipulated in the document, which was approved by Parliament.
1- Improving the performance of the network and maintaining the quality of the electrical supply, as the total amount of energy sold during 2021 amounted to about 189 billion kWh.
2- Increasing the lengths of high voltage lines and cables from 29,469 km to 31,084 km, an increase of 1,615 km, and a growth rate of 5.5%.
3- Increasing the capacities of high-voltage transformer stations from 95,315 MVA to 112,208 MVA, with an increase of 17.7%.
4- The capacities of eight high-voltage transformer stations were increased from 6253.3 MVA to 6516,3 MVA VA, with an increase of 4.2%, as well as an increase in the lengths of high voltage lines and cables from 22,486 km to 22,770 km, an increase of 284 km, and a growth rate of 1.3%.
5- New lengths of lines as well as capacities of transformer stations were added to the network, as a result of the establishment of new projects and the expansion of existing projects.
6- Connecting the projects of the three giant power production stations (Beni Suef, Burullus, and the New Administrative Capital) at a voltage of 220, 500 kV.
7- Investing about EGP 965 million to develop electricity distribution networks in South Sinai during the period from July 2014 to March 2022.
8- The tendency to produce electricity using pumping and storage technology, as the necessary measures are being taken to establish the first station in the Middle East to generate electricity, water stations using this modern technology with a capacity of 2,400 megawatts in Jabal Ataka from energy produced from renewable sources and storing them in times of availability, and then benefiting from them In times of need, during peak hours.