New electricity interconnection line to be activated between Egypt, Sudan

According to Egypt’s minister of electricity and renewable energy, Mohamed Shaker, a new electricity interconnection line with Sudan will be activated this coming February.

An Indian multi-national construction firm, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), recently completed the construction of all the electricity pylons used, Gamal Abdel-Rahim, chairman of the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company, told Al-Ahram Weekly.

Also speaking on this development, the director-general of the Sudanese Electricity Transmission Company, Hassan al-Sheikh, said the capacity of the transferable power at 220kV will reach up to 300MW, which can be increased in the future to up to 3,000MW when connecting through the 500kV, which is subject to studies through the joint committees between the two countries.

Source: ESI Africa

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