25 March 2013

Egypt: Hydroelectric Plants to Be Operated in Full Capacity

The electricity and energy sector has turned to operating hydroelectric plants in their full capacity in cooperation with the Water Resources and Irrigation Ministry that make up 11% of the total energy.

The step is aimed to fill the gap resulting from decline of the power plants production and to avoid recurrent outages which the country witness now.

Minister of Electricity and Energy Ahmed Imam said that works currently done at the High Dam plant does not affect the country's full usage of all irrigation water.

Imam added that all water plants work at a high efficiency and that works of replacement are done to ensure high control and speed regulators, with costs worth €20 million via the German Development Bank.

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