Egypt’s EETC signs contract with Jordan for exporting electricity

The state-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has signed a contract with Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources for exporting 10 GWh of electricity to the latter on an annual basis. Currently, Egypt exports 2 GWh of electricity per year to Jordan. The latter had requested the former to increase its power exports to Jordan to help meet the country’s rising local consumption, keeping in mind Egypt’s outsized power supply, exceeding 14,000 MW. A feasibility study is being conducted for raising the capacity of the transmission line linking the two countries from 400 MW to 2,000-3,000 MW. The study is expected to be completed by early 2019.