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Talaat Al-Suwaidi, Chairman of the Energy and Environment Committee in the House of Representatives, praised the statements of the Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Dr. Muhammad Shaker, in which he announced that the implementation of the linkage project between Egypt and Cyprus strengthens the partnership between the two countries as well as achieving benefits for the two countries, taking into account the recent developments in the electricity and energy sector, increasing the available capabilities, and directing it to quickly finish the electrical interconnection project between Egypt and Cyprus and then to Greece and then to the rest of Europe Thus, Egypt will be an important energy carrier for the European continent.
Al-Suwaidi added, in statements to the parliamentary editors, that Dr. Muhammad Shaker stressed the success of the electricity sector in cooperation with the German company Siemens and its local partners to implement three of the giant power stations in Beni Suef, Burullus, and the New Administrative Capital to add 14400 megawatts, noting With great interest and efforts made by the electricity sector to work to improve and develop services, and that the Egyptian electricity sector is working at the same time to support and develop electricity transmission and distribution networks to accommodate the large capacities that are added from new and renewable sources and to benefit from them. The field of overhead lines and transformer stations on the super and high voltages nationwide in the period from 2014 ends during the current year as the lengths of the 500 kV networks were increased approximately 1.5 times what they were in 2014, and the capacity of the transformer stations was increased to 500 kV. F. An increase of 4 times over the level of the network in 2014 on the same voltage, in addition to the added lengths of lines and capacities of transformer stations over the rest of the efforts, whether the establishment of serious projects Reinforcement or expansion of existing projects.
MP Talaat Al-Suwaidi affirmed that the electricity sector has achieved great and impressive successes in implementing the mandates of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi with regard to the electrical interconnection projects for Egypt with various countries of the world, especially the regional, Arab, African and European countries, indicating that the greatest proof of this is Dr. Mohamed Shaker’s assertion that Egypt actively participates in Egypt In all regional electrical interconnection projects, where Egypt is electrically connected with neighboring countries, east and west, with both Jordan and Libya, and the first phase of the connection with Sudan has been completed and moving forward in completing the joint electrical interconnection project between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, as the electrical connection in the south is being studied in the direction of the African continent. To take advantage of the huge potential of hydropower in Africa and its emphasis on the great interest of the electricity and renewable energy sector in electrical interconnection projects so that Egypt becomes a regional center for energy exchange with Europe, Arab and African countries.
MP Talaat Al-Suwaidi expressed his complete confidence in the ability of the Egyptian electricity sector, which continues to work day and night, to achieve the aspirations of the heroic leader President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and the great Egyptian people in making Egypt one of the most important global and regional centers for energy exchange projects, calling on Dr. Mohamed Shaker to continue implementing his pledges to the Energy Committee. And the environment, in the face of all the problems facing the sector’s customers from the Egyptians, especially with regard to complaints about the high price of electricity bills, through arbitrary estimates of electricity prices, which are not true.
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