1 August 2013 – Egypt is suffering from an electricity deficit of between 2,000 MW and 2,500 MW, and it is hoping to secure financing for a major interconnector project with Sudan. It is speaking with the African Development Bank and Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development to help initiate the project

The aim is to establish an interconnection that will allow for the exchange of 250 MW between the two countries.

In recent months, Egypt has suffered numerous electricity cuts due to high summertime energy consumption and shortages of the fuel needed to run the country’s power plants.