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

  • 11 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.

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