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Monday, 4 December 2017

Egypt will begin exporting excess electricity to regional countries in 2018

Egypt will begin exporting excess electricity to regional countries in 2018, said Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker. The move would be part of a wider strategy to turn Egypt into a regional energy hub for electricity and natural gas. Surplus electricity from Egypt’s power plants, especially once the three Siemens combined cycle plants become fully operational, would be exported to a number of countries, including Jordan, Libya, and Saudi Arabia, as well as some African countries, said Shaker, according to Daily News Egypt. Companies vying for the Saudi-Egyptian electricity grid interconnection project submitted their bids back in October. Talks between Jordan and Egypt to expand their interconnection project had also taken place a few months ago. The Electricity Ministry is also conducting a feasibility study on linking the electricity grids of Egypt, Cyprus and Greece — a project announced last month during President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s summit with his Greek and Cypriot counterparts in Nicosia.

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