Cost of developing electricity networks in Qena hit LE1.6B in 6 years



Wed, 16 Dec 2020 - 03:19 GMT


Wed, 16 Dec 2020 - 03:19 GMT

FILE – Electric cables in Egypt

FILE – Electric cables in Egypt

CAIRO - 16 December 2020: The Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy reviewed the ministry’s efforts in its various companies to raise the efficiency of the electrical network and improve the level of performance in the Qena Governorate sector of the Upper Egypt Electricity Distribution Company, which has about (901,000) subscribers.


The ministry announced in a statement Wednesday that the total amount developed and implemented in the electrical network in the Qena Governorate sector during the period from July 2014 to June 2020 amounted to LE 1.6 billion, with the following details:


- The completion of the implementation of the ambitious plan for the Qena electricity sector, financed by a loan from the state, to develop the networks during the period from July 2017 to June 2020, at a cost of LE 615 million.


- The self-plan was implemented during the period from July 2014 to June 2020, a value of about LE 177 million.


- Medium voltage antennas were replaced by ground cables during the period from July 2017 to June 2020, with 78 operations, with a total cable length of 39,861 km, amounting to LE 42 million.


On the projects (implemented for others), the company has studied and implemented the projects required for others for the infrastructure of the electricity utility in the new cities of the Urban Communities Authority, and the feeding of national projects for drinking water, sanitation, factories, schools, irrigation and others, at a cost of about LE 766 million.


Within the framework of the implementation of the "Decent Life" initiative projects, which aim to raise the efficiency of electric power supply to the villages most in need of 12 villages, Al-Kahraba said that the first phase has been completed and the remaining stages will be completed by the end of the fiscal year 2023-2024.


It added that the network components increased during the period from July 2014 until June 2020 in the following quantities:


·      Medium voltage distributors from 25 to 41, with an increase of 64 percent.

·      Medium voltage overhead lines from 3176 km to 3358, with an increase of 6 percent.

·      Medium voltage cables from 1755 km to 2703 km, an increase of 54 percent.

·      Distribution transformers from 5887 transformers to become 6891 transformers, with an increase of 17percent.

·      Transformer capacities from 1291 MVA. To become 1699 M.A.A. An increase of 32 percent.

·      Low voltage overhead lines from 7558 km to 7985 km, an increase of 7 percent.

·      Low voltage cables from 400 km to 700 with an increase of 75 percent.


It emphasized that the unified reading program was adhered to and linked with the issuance center to achieve the principle of transparency and guarantee all citizen rights to monitor his consumption and completely eliminate complaints about random reading.


The ministry indicated that a civilian development of (10) has been completed, systems and programs have been developed for (11) customer service centers out of a total of (12) centers, and all customer service centers have been equipped with the latest devices and linked with the issuance center and the electronic platform.


It also noted that new dispensers were established in the load centers and supported with new entry feeders to remove bottlenecks and secure nutrition, and create new exit feeders to achieve annular feeding instead of radiation to secure nutrition and load balance.


It also mentioned that the old and worn out cables and connectors for some feeders were replaced on medium voltage by increasing the area of ​​their sections to accommodate the existing loads and improving the levels of feeding efforts, strengthening the network with new transformers to create new sources of feed and relieving the loads of the existing ones, implementing transformer chains with higher capacities for the transformers to achieve economic load ratios, create new exit feeders and split existing low-voltage shorts to improve feeding efforts and eliminate bottlenecks.



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