An official source at the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy revealed that the electrical interconnection project with Sudan, with a capacity of 300 megawatts, is considered to be a starting point for linking Egypt and Africa with a single electric grid.
Between Europe's energy crises and need for reliable supply, Egypt has the potential through electricity linkage.
Such projects play an important role in promoting energy security, and increasing the use of renewable energy on the medium and long terms.
The two countries plan to exchange 3,000 megawatts.
The capacity of the first phase being operated is 50 megawatts.
Sudan is finalizing the installment of distribution parts.
Egypt chaired on Monday the 35th Meeting of the Executive Bureau of Arab Ministerial Council of Electricity held in Cairo.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi revealed on Saturday that Egypt is seeking to become a regional digital hub that transmits data between Asia, Africa, and Europe.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi arrived to the Cyprus capital, Nicosia, on Monday.
The project will be fully delivered by 2020, with the first phase to be finished in 2019 at a capacity of 1,200 MW.