File - Minister of Electricity and Renewable energy Mohamed Shaker File - Minister of Electricity and Renewable energy Mohamed Shaker

1st phase of electricity linkage bet. Egypt, Sudan to operate in Jan.: Min.

Mon, Dec. 10, 2018
CAIRO – 10 December 2018: The first stage of electricity linkage with Sudan is expected to operate next January with a capacity of 150 mega watts, according to Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker.

During his speech at Al-Ahram Conference for Energy, shaker added that there is no generating plant in the area from Assiut to Aswan, stressing that this situation will be solved by the completion of the plan to develop electricity transmission and distribution networks throughout the republic.

He noted that the National Energy Control Center (NECC) hasn’t relieved loads on the grid since June 2015.

In August, adelegation from the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) and the Indian engineering firm Larsen & Toubro visited the location of the grid inter-connectivity project with Sudan after Deputy Electricity Minister Osama Asran and First Undersecretary of the Ministry Mohammed Mossa Omran headed to Sudan in April to agree upon the terms of the electricity interconnection project between the two countries.

Larsen & Toubro is the engineering company responsible for linking the electricity grids of Sudan and Egypt.

According to the announced data, the linkage will be done in two phases with a total investment cost of about $56 million within six months. The linkage line is about 100 km long.

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CAIRO - 24 April 2018: Deputy Electricity Minister Osama Asran and First Undersecretary of the Ministry Mohammed MossaOmran headed to Sudan on Monday to agree upon the terms of the electricity interconnection project between the two countries.




Thiscomes in line with Egypt’s plan to become a regional energy hub, benefiting from its remarkable geographical location between three continents of Africa, Asia and Europe.

Meanwhile, Egypt signed the contracts of the electricity interconnection project with Saudi Arabia to start the implementation of the project.

Electrical interconnection lines between Egypt and Saudi Arabia are scheduled to begin operation in the beginning of 2021, with a capacity of 3,000 MW.

The Egyptian-Saudi project targets making Egypt a central hub for electricity among the Arab countries, aiming to establish an infrastructure for electricity trade between the Arab countries in preparation for the establishment of a common market for electricity.

Egypt is already electrically interconnected with Jordon and Libya. Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding with Cyprus and Greece to interconnect electrically, which will make Egypt a central hub for electricity linkage between three continents.

The electricity interconnection between Egypt and Jordon is currently working at capacities ranging between 400 and 450 MW. These capacities are currently being increased.
 
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