Egypt, Sudan begin operating joint electricity grid

 

The electricity grids of Egypt and Sudan were officially connected on Friday with an initial capacity of 60 megawatts, Sudan’s Ministry of Energy and Mining said.

The extension of the grid to Sudan’s northern regions was completed with testing on Friday morning, and is part of efforts to expand power supply, the ministry said.

Egypt has rapidly expanded its power generation in recent years and has been looking to export surplus electricity to neighbouring countries.