Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat have signed a cooperation protocol to provide the former ministry’s services online.
This comes as part of efforts to develop the performance of information and communications technology (CIT) services in Egypt’s electricity sector, and make electricity services available on the country’s digital platform. The protocol is set to be in effect for a period of two years.
Shaker noted that developing the electricity sector’s ICT services supports the implementation of a comprehensive national strategy for implementing a shift towards digital transformation.
This comes as part of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s mandates to maximise the use of information technology applications in Egypt’s digital transformation process. It will also support the gradual transformation of the current network to a smart network, to improve energy services, apply e-government standards, and automate services provided to citizens.
For his part, Talaat said that the protocol comes in light of the government’s endeavour to achieve digital transformation.
The minister said that the two ministries’ partnership is an ongoing one for providing electricity services on the Digital Egypt platform.
The protocol also aims to provide technical support to the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) and its subsidiary companies in all IT fields and all related national projects. This is in addition to building employee capabilities in the field of using information technology tools.
The scope of the protocol’s work includes making all EEHC services, and those of its subsidiaries, available electronically through the Digital Egypt Portal. It will also see the creation and activation of a mobile application with various operating systems, to record the electricity meter reading taken by the subscriber. The protocol will also ensure that the reading can be sent electronically accompanied by the metre image to the holding company’s database.