Egypt and the African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission signed Tuesday an MoU.
Egypt sold 892 million kilowatt-hours of electricity to the international interconnection countries and private sector companies BOOT during the period from February to July of this year.
The Ministry of Electricity worked out a tight plan in cooperation with the Electricity Police to eliminate this crisis by increasing the penalty imposed on power thefts.
Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Dr. Mohamed Shaker, revealed that the ministry is keen to provide support to investors in various fields and remove all obstacles facing them, especially in the field of the tourism sector.
The amount of the increase is 4,627 gigawatts.
This took place on the sidelines of the meetings of the 27th Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), held in Sharm El-Sheikh.
President El-Sisi was also briefed on progress in electricity interconnection projects with neighboring countries, especially Saudi Arabia, Greece and Cyprus.
Egypt occupies the fourth place globally, in terms of the largest plants to generate electricity from solar energy, after the completion of the operation of the Benban solar plant with a capacity of 2000 megawatts, in cooperation with the private sector.
Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Dr. Mohamed Shaker, confirmed that the expansion of electricity generation projects using new and renewable energy in Egypt, has become indispensable, revealing that these projects have a positive impact on the state on different levels.
During the past 8 years, the Ministry of Electricity was able to develop the level of service and strengthen the Egyptian national network in a way that would enable it to export the daily reserves to the network through electrical interconnection projects with European, African and Gulf countries.
Improving the performance of the network and maintaining the quality of the electrical supply, as the total amount of energy sold during 2021 amounted to about 189 billion kWh.
The official spokesman for the Council of Ministers, Nader Saad, said that the government agencies are committed to measures to rationalize electricity, and accordingly, the lights are turned off after the end of official working hours.
Egyptian Ambassador in Khartoum Hossam Eissa met with Sudanese Minister of Electricity and Energy Mohamed Abdullah, where they discussed efforts for electrical interconnection between both countries.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received Thursday Dimirti Kopilosis, chairman of Greece's Kopilosis electricity corporate.
Egyptian citizens can now access all electricity-related services electronically through the unified platform, without the need to head to the ministry’s headquarters.
Minister of Electricity and Renewable Resources Mohamed Shaker met Monday with Djibouti Energy Minister Yonis Ali Guedi.
The government is currently working on investing in the most important resource it owns, which is natural gas, to which huge investments have been directed in the past,” Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said on Tuesday.
In line with the government's sustainable development goals, the Ministry of Electricity has installed solar panels on rooftops of its affiliated buildings to rely on renewable energy.
Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, revealed that the expansions that took place in the national electricity network had a significant impact on the quality of service provided to the Egyptian citizens.
The President confirmed the importance of accelerating the implementation of joint projects between Egypt and Iraq, in order for the economic achievements to be commensurate with political relations, Rady added.