Egypt, Saudi Arabia to sign power linkage contracts in May – official

The Egyptian Electricity Ministry isalso looking to establish power linkage with Europe through Cyprus

Egypt will sign power linkage contractswith Saudi Arabia on May 30, according to the chair of the Egyptian ElectricityTransmission Company (EETC) Sabah Mashali.

The Egyptian Electricity Ministry is alsolooking to establish power linkage with Europe through Cyprus, Mashali said onMonday in an interview with Egypt Today on the fringes of a meeting of the ArabCommittee of Female Engineers. 

The EETC chair told reporters that theEgyptian-Sudanese power linkage has begun its pilot operation, adding that thiswould help alleviate Sudan power shortages.

Mashali said that developing the electricitysector under President Sisi's direction has qualified Egypt to become a “regional energy centre”.

The EETC chair noted that Egypt's historyof power linkage projects extends back around two decades, referring to thepower linkage with Jordan and Libya as one of the most successful projects ofits kind in the Arab region.

(Source: Utilities-me)