Estimated 15,000MW reserve of electrical capacities by May 2018.
The Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy has recorded a production surplus for more than 11 months, and the reserve electricity capacities reached 4,000MW at times.
The ministry will achieve an even bigger surplus in production after adding all Siemens power plants in Beni Suef, Borollos, and the New Administrative Capital to the grid. Reserves are estimated to go up to 15,000MW by May 2018.
Daily News Egypt collected opinions of representatives and experts of the electricity and renewable energy sector about how Egypt will take advantage of the electricity production surplus and diversify energy production resources to achieve sustainability.
Maher Aziz, an energy and environment consultant and a member of the World Energy Council, said that an electricity production surplus is present in just about all countries of the world and constitutes the so-called “spinning reserve”.
He explained that Germany, France, and the US all have a 15% surplus in their electricity grids to achieve balance and continuity.
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