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On Monday, GE Power announced that it has signed an agreement with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for the extension of the Gabal El Zayt 22/220 kilovolt (kV) Gas Insulated Substation.

The agreement includes the connection of an additional 120MW of wind power to the national grid by the end of 2018 from one of the region’s largest wind farms.

Substation expansion

“This project is a direct reflection of our efforts to continuously upgrade Egypt’s national grid, and in so doing delivering increased energy supply and support toward the diversification of the country’s energy mix,” Eng. Gamal Abdel Rehim, EETC Chairman said.

The Gabal El Zayt substation is the main connection point between the Gabal El Zayt wind farm, one of the largest in the region, and the grid.

First commissioned in 2014 by GE, this will be the substation’s second extension.

Upon completion of this extension, the substation’s total capacity will reach 540MW, with plans to connect another 40MW in the near future. Read more…

Wind power

“The Gabal El Zayt wind farm is considered one of the largest across the region, underscoring the significance of this project to both EETC and GE,” Mohammed Mohaisen, President and CEO of GE Power’s Grid Solutions business in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey said.

Mohaisen added: “As the wind farm expands, our work with EETC to apply further extensions continues while ensuring minimal loss of transferred power.”

 

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