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Egypt Powers Up as Hot Summer Months of Ramadan Approach

Egypt has struggled with a serious energy crisis in recent years, with parts of the country, in 2014, experiencing as many as six power cuts a day for up to two hours at a time as the demand for electricity hit a record high of 27,700 megawatts daily - 20% more than the country's power stations could provide. According to GE, there is "good news for millions of Egyptians and countless industrial firms and companies" as GE and its partners "race against the sun and rising temperatures to add more gigawatts (GW) of new power to the grid. More about GE in Africa in this BRIEFING.

Every day, the weather gets a little warmer; fans, air blowers and air conditioners run a little longer, and demand for electricity rises just a little more. GE and its partners are racing against the sun and rising temperatures to bring 2.6 gigawatts (GW) of new power to the grid...

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