Siemens announced that the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has awarded the company a series of five-year grid studies to analyse and examine the country’s transmission network, in order to identify the workability of deploying different advanced energy technologies.
The studies will highlight role of smart technologies to transform energy transmission, distribution and management.
To ensure know-how transfer and local capacity building, the study will include a comprehensive training program for the EETC planning team, who will jointly execute the various studies together with Siemens.
In addition, the cooperation with Siemens will explore the opportunities and challenges facing the national grid, with Egypt’s plans to leverage electric mobility and the expansion in new energy projects, as Benban Solar Park With total generating power capacity of 1,800 megawatt. Benban is considered one of the world’s largest and most ambitious solar energy projects.
Another important project is Egypt-Sudan Interconnection project that will aim primarily to ensure a high level of stability in the transmission system to reduce any potential grid faults and disturbances in the network.
At least, Ouynat East Development project, an important agriculture project that will also look at challenges of supplying electricity to the remotely located development project.