Electricity power lines- REUTERS-Pascal Rossignol
CAIRO - 4 October 2018: The Egyptian Electricity Holding Co. and two world consultancy offices signed a LE 87.5 million contract to develop five control centers as part of the Electricity Ministry's modernization plan.
Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker, who attended the signing ceremony, reiterated the importance of abiding by the deadline of the development of control centers, scheduled to be finalized by the end of 2019.
The two consultancy offices are Belgium's DNV GP and Germany's LAHMEYER, according to a statement by the Electricity Ministry.
The two consultancy offices won a tender launched by the Egyptian Electricity Holding Co. to develop control centers at electric distribution companies to improve the performance of the national power grid.
The ministry's development plan also includes setting up 14 new control centers nationwide over two stages, the statement said.
The statement noted that development of power centers will help address any emergency case and lower power waste and duration of power failure.