Egypt: The Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker, said a new plan is underway to develop a smart energy grid that supports the digital transformation strategy adopted by the Egypt government.
Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has contracted Siemens to supply the first digital power transformer to the Egyptian market, Shaker said. It is expected to promote reliability and operational efficiency of the energy transferred from the Kafr El-Sheikh and Zagazig 500 / 220 KV transformer substations in the Delta region, which is seeing growing energy demand.
The electricity sector is currently working on improving and developing transmission and distribution networks, including high-voltage transformer stations and control centres. Enhancing the national electricity grid is necessary to absorb the newly added capacities from renewable energy projects, reduce the electricity loss in the grid, and boost electrical interconnection with neighbouring countries.
Source: Mena FN