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Joint electricity grid between Egypt and Sudan to start operating in January

  • 6 months ago (2019-12-30)
  • David Flin
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Ayman Hamza, a spokesman for the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy said that a 50MW grid connection between the Egyptian and Sudanese electricity grids will start operation on 12 January, 2020. He said: “The grid voltage is 220kV, and covers a distance of about 1000km.” Hamza noted that upgrades to the connection are being undertaken to ensure that the grid capacity will exceed 50MW in the future.

Mohamed Shaker, the Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, said that the joint grid cost about $32 million.