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Saudi Arabia, Egypt to link power grid by 2013

The project will save power for both countries during peak hours - Minister of Water and Electricity

Saudi Arabia, Egypt to link power grid by 2013
The project will save power for both countries during peak hours. (Getty Images)

Construction of a power grid linking Saudi Arabia and Egypt will be completed in 2013, the Saudi Press Agency reported late Tuesday, citing Minister of Water and Electricity Abdullah al-Hussayen.

The project will save power for both countries during peak hours, SPA said, citing the minister.

Saudi Arabia will export power to Egypt in the evening, while the most populous Arab country will export power to the region’s largest economy in the morning, the news service said, citing al-Hussayen.

The 1,300km (800-mile) cable will have a capacity of 3,000 megawatts, the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity said on July 15. (Bloomberg)

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