The Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy aims to increase the electrical output to the North Coast by 50% as part of its plan to provide electrical nutrition for national projects and raise the capacities exported to Libya.
Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker told Daily News Egypt that the total load for the North Coast region is 1,185 MW. Projects with a capacity of 1,015 MW have been contracted, and 170 MW are expected to be added to raise the capacities exported to Libya.
He explained that the estimated cost required to consolidate the North Coast region and increase the capacity exported to Libya amounts to EGP 4.3bn.
The electrical output in Al-Alamein is about 205 MW, with 10 MW expected to be added. As for the Al-Ameed area, 5 MW will be added to its 206 MW. In terms of the the Hamra region, 182 MW will be added to its 174 MW-load.
Regarding the Fouka area, 90 MW will be added to its 18 MW and another 90 MW will be added to east Matrouh’s 18 MW.
The 220-kV Hamra transformer station will also be expanded at a cost of EGP 371m as well as the 500-kV Al-Alamein transformer station at a cost of EGP 630m.
Additionally, the Al-Ameed transformer station will be rehabilitated at an estimated cost of EGP 394m.
The minister is also seeking to expand the 500-kV east Matrouh transformer station at an estimated cost of EGP 872m and the 500-kV Borg Al-Arab recreational transformer station at an estimated cost of EGP 2bn.
Sources at the ministry stated in previous statements to Daily News Egypt that Egypt plans to increase the exchange capacity of the Egyptian-Libyan electric line and the capacities transferred to the Libyan side, which is currently 150 MW after being increased from 100 MW in 2020.
The sources also said that Egypt proposed increasing the capacity of the electrical interconnection line with Libya and raising its voltage from 220 kV to 500 kV to accommodate the capacities that will be transferred as a first stage to complete the electrical linkage between North African countries entirely.