Egypt is pushing hard to add new generating capacity to prevent a repeat of last year’s severe summer power outages. The plans appear to be working, though keeping the lights on has required the diversion of fuel from key industries.

Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity reported a new record peak daily load on 12 August. State firm EEHC, which controls almost all of the country’s generation capacity provided 29.1GW of electricity that day, which is 5.4% higher than last year’s daily peak load of 27.6GW. (CONTINUED - 744 WORDS)