Egypt and Jordan double power line capacity – archyde

Jordan and Egypt have agreed to double the capacity of a power line connecting the two Middle Eastern countries as both look for electricity export markets.

In a joint statement released on Sunday following a meeting between the Jordanian energy minister and the Egyptian electricity minister in Amman, they intend to increase the capacity of the line from the current 500 to 1,000 megawatts.

The instruction did not specify a timeframe for the upgrade.

Jordan’s Energy Minister Saleh Al Kharabsheh said the two sides had discussed their plans for electricity production, with Jordan planning to launch tenders to connect its grid with neighboring Iraq in two months.

Separately, he explained to his Egyptian counterpart “the extent or progress” of the operations to connect the Jordanian network with Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

He said a Jordan agreed with the Lebanese and Syrian governments last month to export at least 150 megawatts of Jordanian electricity to Lebanon. He said a final contract for the deal had been drawn up.

Updated: November 28, 2021, 5:39 pm

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