The total capacity targeted to be added until 2018 amounts to 21,952 MW. The required investments are expected to reach EGP 111bn.
The medium-term production plan was put together on the assumption of an annual capacity increase of 7% between 2016 and 2018.
Therefore, the capacity for that period should include adding 8,000 MW. This is done through combined cycle power plants and photovoltaic cells in 2016/2017, in addition to 13,932 MW from combined cycle, steam, hydraulic, and photovoltaic cells, as well as wind farm power plants in 2017/2018.
Based on our studies, the investment required for equipment in the high and ultra-high voltage electricity grid amounts to EGP 15.7bn for installing 11,970 km of lines, and setting up transformer stations of 24,700 MVA for 500, 220, and 66 KV currents.
This vision will be pursued through economic asset management—improving the quality and reliability of the grid and reducing the loss rate.
Investments required for the grid until 2018 total EGP 9.7bn. These include the establishment of 493 medium voltage distributors, 4,845 km of medium voltage lines, 7,249 km of medium voltage cables, 11,277 km of low voltage lines, and 7,235 km of low voltage cables.
The required additions to the distribution grid include 34,340 distribution transformers, with a capacity of 30,102 MVA, and 18,827 distribution boxes for low voltage currents.