The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) allocated EGP 9.8bn for the implementation of strategic projects for the transmission of electricity to the north coast Line, Owainat and the south east coast.
An official at the EETC told Daily News Egypt that the electrical line from Borg El Arab to Marsa Matruh is being implemented at a cost of EGP 2.1bn. About 80% of the project has been completed. It aims to secure electricity supply for the development of the coastal range which is up to 40 km.
It also aims to increase the electricity exported to Libya and to strengthen the electric connection with the countries of the Arab Maghreb.
He explained that the EETC allocated EGP 5.6bn to complete the electrical recharge of the project of east Owainat at a voltage of 500kV. This is to be done through the implementation of transformer stations and power lines to feed 300,000 feddan in the east Owainat and increase the capacity transferred to Sudan in the future up to 600MW.
The official added that the EETC has allocated EGP 2.1bn for the implementation of the first phase of linking the south east coast area at 220kV through the launch of transformer stations and power lines.
The project aims to link the south-east coast of the Red Sea, Marsa Alam, Barnis, Halayeb, and Shalateen to the national electricity network, as well as feeding the required loads in the region currently and in the future.
The official said that EETC is developing the national network for the transfer of electricity with investments of more than EGP 80bn in addition to investments adopted by the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company and its subsidiaries during the next fiscal year. This amounts to more than EGP 50bn to complete the implementation of a number of megaprojects.
He added that the modern internal integrated electricity network in the New Administrative Capital is being implemented and will be managed according to the latest systems technology without human intervention.
These steps are part of the ministry of electricity’s efforts to consolidate and expand electrical networks in order to be able to absorb the added capabilities.
The ministry of electricity has begun the gradual transformation of the current network from a modular to a smart grid characterised by the use of modern technologies and information systems, dealing with all sources of electricity generation and significantly contributing to improving energy efficiency, ensuring electric feed, and reducing emissions.