Egypt, Jordan sign power linkage MoU with GCC Interconnection Authority
Egypt, Jordan sign power linkage MoU with GCC Interconnection Authority: Egypt and Jordan signed an MoU and two data confidentiality agreements with the GCC Interconnection Authority to link the two countries' electric grids with GCC countries, according to a cabinet statement. The transmission capacity of the GCC interconnection grid is 1.2 GW and can supply any of the Gulf states with about 900 MW. The GCC Interconnection Authority is planning to use Egypt’s USD 4 bn power linkage with Cyprus and Greece to eventually link Gulf energy grids with Europe. Egypt has plans to export electricity to Syria and Iraq through Jordan, once we double the capacity of our existing link with Amman. The Egypt-Jordan electricity link is part of a larger project to link Egypt’s grid to Libya, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Turkey.