Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity began testing a transmission grid link with Sudan on 12 January. The 170km link will operate at 220kV and has capacity to deliver 300MW of electricity, although the line was to be run at up to 50MW during testing. The link runs from a substation in the Toshka Lakes area in Egypt to another at Wadi Halfa in Sudan.

With Egypt’s generating capacity currently comfortably in excess of peak demand following the completion of three gas-fired megaprojects with 14.4GW combined capacity and the 1.48GW Benban solar park, EEHC has enough spare capacity to enable exports to its power-poor southern neighbor MEES, 1 November 2019). (CONTINUED - 280 WORDS)