CAIRO - 26 November 2022: The Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy is witnessing an unprecedented move towards the crisis of loss in the national electricity grid, which causes huge financial losses incurred by the ministry and its subsidiaries.
The Ministry of Electricity worked out a tight plan in cooperation with the Electricity Police to eliminate this crisis by increasing the penalty imposed on power thefts.
Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, revealed that the ministry is currently studying to increase the penalty for electric current thefts as part of its plan to reduce loss rates in the national grid as a result of the huge financial losses that the sector is exposed to.
Shaker added that converting the national electricity network into a smart network is the radical solution to eliminate the loss rates in the national network, pointing out that the expansion of the installation of prepaid meters and smart meters and the installation of smart transformers will be the solution to ending Electricity theft crisis in Egypt.
The minister said that assigning the traffic task to users of prepaid meters to Shuaa Company, which is responsible for recording the reading of electricity meters, in addition to applying the right of judicial seizure of electricity workers, is one of the most important reasons that led to a decrease in the rates of electric current thefts and the regularity of charging rates significantly during the last period.
Shaker stressed that the next few days will witness intensive campaigns to control violators and electricity thieves throughout the Republic.
He further explained that the development work in the unprecedented electricity transmission and production networks had a major role in reducing the loss rates resulting from technical problems, pointing out that the entry of sudden loads on the network, causing technical problems in the network and affects the level of service provided to the citizen.