CAIRO - 13 July 2023: An official source at the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy confirmed that the capacity of the interconnection line between Egypt and Sudan was raised from 80 megawatts to 90 megawatts nearly a month ago, in preparation for operating the line at its full capacity of 300 megawatts at the end of this year.
The source explained that the interconnection project with Sudan is one of the most important projects implemented by the Ministry of Electricity, explaining that the addition of electrical missions is underway to raise the capacity and stability of the existing electrical interconnection line between Egypt and Sudan, and to increase the transmitted capacity between the two countries from the current capacity of 90 megawatts to 300 megawatts.
The source added that the contract between the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company and the Sudanese side includes the supply and installation of (2) passive compensating units (STATECOM) with a capacity of 2 x150 megafars, including the cells needed for installation at the transformer stations of Dongola and Marwa Al-Madani in Sudan.
The source pointed out that there are strict instructions from Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity, that the energy that will be transferred to Sudan through power transmission lines is of the highest quality in accordance with international standards.
The source further explained that the first phase of the electrical interconnection project with Sudan has a capacity of 300 megawatts, and expansion will take place. In this project, it will reach 3 thousand megawatts in the second phase of the project.