Egypt to Export Electricity to Libya


The Egypt Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker said that the ministry is seeking to increase its efforts to export electricity to Libya, Jordan, Iraq, Cyprus, and Greece.

During the inauguration of a group of energy projects in Upper Egypt, Shaker said that the ministry was keeping up to pace with the region’s huge demand for electricity.

The minister reviewed state efforts to supply all cities and regions with electricity. As well as plans that were prepared to supply Libya, Iraq, Jordan, Cyprus, and Greece with an Egyptian electricity line.

He added that Egypt already has an electrical connection with Jordan, and signed contracts for the implementation of the Egyptian-Sudanese link. An electrical linkage between Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq, and electrical linkage projects in the east have been completed.

Egypt currently shares 100MW with Libya, and the country is able to exchange 2,000MW through linkages with Cyprus and Greece.

In August, Shaker said that Cairo is seeking to launch electricity projects with Libya, and expand the already existing stations as “a basic and strategic goal for the two countries.”

Shaker stressed Egypt’s goal to provide Libya with the electricity it needs to contribute to its reconstruction. He indicated that Egypt has succeeded in providing Libya with electricity through existing projects, and is “working today to strengthen the interconnection lines with Libya, with Jordan, and Sudan as well.”

He also revealed plans to establish electrical linkage with multiple European countries through maritime cables. These include project studies on linkages with Cyprus, Crete, and Greece.

“There is great cooperation between Egypt and Greece in this regard,” he said.