Monday, 11 February 2019, Shaker proposes exporting electricity to Syria: Egypt could start selling electricity to Syria in the coming years via an extension to Damascus of its current link to Amman, Jordan, ministry sources told Al Mal. That would require fresh investment to at least quadruple the existing capacity of the grid linking the two countries.
Background: Shaker’s statement comes as Egypt makes electricity part of its bid to become a regional energy hub. Trial operations on the Egypt-Sudan electricity interconnection project will begin in March, while the USD 4 bn EuroAfrica project to connect Egypt, Cyprus and Greece is scheduled for completion by the end of 2021. A USD 1.6 bn interconnection project between Egypt and Saudi Arabia will be operational by 2022. Egypt has also previously signaled its willingness to help rebuild Syria. (Source: Enterprise)