Egypt-Saudi electricity power link project to start in 2021

Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity announced that it will sign contracts for the electricity interconnection network with Saudi Arabia by the end of next June, with the project set to start in 2021.

Egypt announced back in December 2017 a project worth $1.6 billion that will connect its power network to Saudi Arabia’s, joining a system in the Middle East that allows neighbors to share electricity. It will be in the capacity of 3,000 megawatts, so Egypt can export electricity in time of surplus and then import it during shortfall.

Published in Eygpt Independent, 23rd May, 2018