The project will save power for both countries during peak hours - Minister of Water and Electricity
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)For all the latest energy and oil news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.