Sudan to start operation of electricity linkage’s phase I with Egypt mid-Jan.

Sudan is completing the installment of distribution parts so that the first phase of the electricity linkage with Egypt starts operation by mid-January at a capacity of 50 MW, according to Egypt Today on Saturday.

The following phases will enter service gradually in tandem with the rate of accomplishment on the Sudanese side, a source at the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy told Egypt Today.

The official pointed out that the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Co. finished the overhead power lines in six months revealing that professionals from both countries are exchanging visits to accelerate finishing work in the project.

The extension of Toshky transmission plant, which is a double circuit transmission line stretching over 170 kilometers with a capacity of 220/66 kV, has been established and linked with Sudan’s Wadi Halfa in collaboration with Siemens. The first phase of the linkage was due to enter service in March but has been delayed.

Chairperson of the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Co. (EETC) Sabah Mashaly indicated in a press release in February that the cost of the project is LE32,550,000 and €562500. The statement explained that the network consists of air-insulated substations (AIS) to inhibit power loss. The amount of electricity to be transmitted is estimated to be 400 megawatts.