The Egyptian Energy Minister, Mohamed Shaker, announced that Egypt has increased the amount of electricity exported to Libya by 50% during 2020.
Shaker met with Egypt’s Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly to discuss projects for electrical connectivity between Egypt and several countries. Shaker said that Libya had requested at the beginning of this year to increase the amount of electricity exported to them. The ministry agreed to increase the exports to Libya, due to the surplus in Egyptian capacity.
The increase in the amount of exported electricity is estimated at 50 MW. This has now brought the total amount exported to Libya to 150 MW.
Egypt has been exchanging electricity with Libya for nearly 22 years when the electrical linkage line was launched in 1998. The amount of working voltage on this line is 220 kilovolts.