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Op-Ed Review: Tamarod, electricity and Shura Council

One columnist analyses the Tamarod campaign and sees what the Muslim Brotherhood can learn from it, another addresses the recurring blackouts and who to blame, while the third explains why the Shura council is a scandal in itself. Dr Taha Abdel Alim Lessons from Tamarod campaign Al-Ahram Newspaper Dr Taha Abdel Alim extracts some beneficial …

Thoraia Abou Bakr

Back to blackouts

Blackouts return to Cairo with overloaded summer electric consumption; Ministries collaborate on means of rationalization

Hend El-Behary

Turkey keen on investing in Egyptian electricity sector

Several Turkish companies expressed interested in investing in Egypt’s electricity sector, Turkish Ambassador to Egypt, Huseyin Avni Botsali, said according to MENA. Bostali led the talks of the Turkish business delegation in a meeting with the Egyptian Minister of Electricity Mahmoud Balbaa. The meeting focused on the implementation of the memorandum of understanding signed between …

Islam Serour

Ministry of Electricity ready with third contingency plan

By Salah Elmenoufy The Ministry of Electricity (MOE) determined the new sites where it will implement its third contingency plan to meet the summer’s demand. Sources said that the plan includes establishing new power generation units in a number of already installed stations. These units will be established in Elseyuf station in Alexandria, Elmahmodeya, Damanhour …

Daily News Egypt

Heat wave hits Algeria

Last week Algerians attacked governmental institutions and private corporations who are seen as responsible for power outages plaguing the nation. On Friday, many businesses closed because of the heat, reported El Khabar, an Algerian daily. In a state with over 35 million Muslims and temperatures reported to have reached as high as 50 degrees this …

Daily News Egypt

Another emergency plan to overcome power shortages

By Salah El-Manoufy The Ministry of Electricity is currently studying the possibility of implementing a third emergency plan in order to accommodate the high summer loads. Sources within the Ministry said that Mahmoud Balbaa, Minister of Electricity, tasked a number of his deputies to prepare a study about a third emergency plan. The Ministry will submit …

Daily News Egypt

PM requests daily report on the status of the national electrical grid

Prime Minister Dr Hesham Qandil has requested a daily report on the status of the nation’s electrical grid, in addition to estimates of consumption and production data. In its report to the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) said that of 218 power stations, 8 are currently suffer operational problems due to …

Daily News Egypt