A source at the National Energy Control Center (NECC) revealed on Thursday that there was a surplus in electricity of 4,000 MW. The source added that this surplus will not increase after the inauguration of the first phase of the Siemens power plants in Beni Suef, the New Administrative Capital, and Burollus.
He told Daily News Egypt that Siemens’ power plants were linked to the national grid but are not commercially operating now.
He explained that the increase in electricity production is due to the completion of maintenance done on existing stations to improve their efficiency, next to 1,580 MW coming from the electricity urgent plan.
The source noted that the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy has completed the maintenance of production plants of 27,000 MW for next summer.
He added that the ministry said that the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) completed 80% of the annual maintenance of production units at the national level to cope with the loads expected in the summer, where the remaining units will be undergoing maintenance until April.
He pointed out that EEHC began the final phase of the maintenance of production units with total capacities of 3,000 MW, including plants in Nubaria, Kuraymat, El-Atf, Sidi Kerir, Mahmudiya, Abu Qir, Karmouz, and Walideya.