Power Grid

30 Dec 2019

Egypt-Sudan Power Linkage to Operate on Jan. 12

30 Dec 2019  by Egypt Today staff   

The Operation of the 50-megawatt electricity connection between Egypt and Sudan will kick off on January 12, Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker said Sunday.

Shaker said during the first session of Al-Ahram third Energy Conference that the cost of the project amounted to LE 509 million, with a distance of 1,000 kilometers.

Shaker said the Egyptian and Sudanese sides held the necessary meetings last week to prepare for the operation stage.

A source at the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy said in November that Sudan is finalizing the installment of distribution parts so that the first phase of the electricity linkage with Egypt starts operation mid-January 2020 with a capacity of 50 megawatts.

The extension of Toshky transmission plant, which is a double circuit transmission line stretching over 170 kilometers with a capacity of 220/66 kV, has been established and linked with Sudan’s Wadi Halfa in collaboration with Siemens. The first phase of the linkage was due to enter service in March 2019 but has been delayed.

Chairperson of the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Co. (EETC) Sabah Mashaly indicated in a press release in February 2019 that the cost of the project is LE 32,550,000 and €562500. The statement explained that the network consists of air-insulated substations (AIS) to inhibit power loss. The amount of electricity to be transmitted is estimated at 400 megawatts.

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