Egypt has strategy on electricity linkage with number of countries in world



Sun, 19 Jul 2020 - 01:01 GMT


Sun, 19 Jul 2020 - 01:01 GMT

Electricity pylons -  REUTERS-Phil Noble

Electricity pylons - REUTERS-Phil Noble

CAIRO – 19 July 2020: Egypt has a strategy for electricity linkage with neighboring countries and a number of countries in the world, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker, stated Sunday.


Shaker said that Egypt is a hub for connecting electricity between Arab and African countries and the world. “Africa has a huge renewable energy, and we are working to benefit from it.” 


This came during a meeting of the Arab Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives, to discuss 7 briefing requests submitted by representatives in the presence of Mohammad Shaker, including those related to the electricity interconnection project between Arab countries.


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On the power linkage with Sudan, Shaker explained that the connection with Sudan has already taken place since last April by 240 megawatts according to the needs of Sudan in the current period.


He pointed out that the interconnection networks have been implemented to pump 500 megawatts in the future, indicating that the Sudanese side has technical problems in the network and Egypt has offered to provide its services in that regard.


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He revealed the existence of electricity interconnection projects with a number of countries, pointing out that the largest country that is currently connected with it is Jordan and Libya.


“Egypt seeks to become a corridor for renewable energy, which is a plan and strategy developed by the state for implementation in the near future,” he stated, stressing that the Coronavirus crisis has a major impact on all projects.


The minister pointed out that Egypt is cooperating with African organizations to achieve this path, stressing that Africa is rich in renewable energy, and Egypt is an integral part of the brown continent.


He revealed a plan to link all of Africa with each other in the power linkage, noting that the world after about 20 years from now will be in a unified electricity network.


The Minister of Electricity added that Africa has many renewable energy means, and Egypt may be the link that connects European and African energy together, and this will be beneficial by strengthening the electricity networks.


“Egypt has a large abundance in the production of electric energy, and we have very large capabilities that we were able to export to neighboring countries,” he said, noting that there are studies being done now, especially the electricity connection between Egypt and East African countries.



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