Egyptian national electricity grid production exceeds 50,000 megawatt

Egypt has achieved a 25 percent surplus of the capacity of electricity while the production exceeded 50,000 megawatt  according to sources.

Sources told Amwal Al Ghad that the electricity ministry resorts to curtail loads for a short time in some areas as a result of rise in the temperature so that the production units won’t be subjected to any problem or breakdown during operation.

In addition, A surplus in electricity production of up to 15k MW per day and relatively slow demand growth have prompted the Electricity Ministry to tweak its project pipeline and postpone a number of planned plants.

Egypt has added 25,000 megawatts (MW) of new power stations to the national electricity grid during the period from June 2014 to June 2018 according to the Minister of electricity Mohamed shaker.