The electrical interconnection between Sudan and Egypt will be operational in January 2020, on the 12th more precisely, according to information communicated by Mohammed Shaker, the Egyptian Minister of Energy.
According to the official, this line will have the capacity to transport 50 MW of Electricity. A capacity planned to be extended to 420 MW by the end of 2020. “The common network extends over a distance of 1,000 km,” said the minister.
Its construction cost $ 31.7 million. It was carried out by the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) and the Indian company Larsen & Toubro Limited.
Since 2014, Egypt has set itself the goal of becoming a regional energy hub, relying in particular on transmission infrastructure and renewable energies. In this context, the country has already set up electrical interconnections with Libya and Jordan, installations which will allow it to transfer 100 MW and 450 MW respectively to these two countries.
Source: Agence Ecofin
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