Egypt’s energy minister Mohamed Shaker has affirmed the country’s commitment to working with the East Africa Power Pool (EAPP) countries in advancing their goals in the energy sector.
Among the goals is to achieve the goals of the 2063 Agenda, reports Egypt Today.
Shaker expressed Egypt’s desire to share its experiences and its best practices in all fields of energy including rural electrification, renewable energy, improving energy efficiency and planning electricity projects, implementing them with all African countries.
Shaker made this declaration when he participated at the 14th ministerial meeting of the EAPP, which was held last week in Entebbe, Uganda.
The minister said that Egypt looks forward to hosting the next ministerial meeting of the EAPP.
During the ministerial meeting, Shaker pointed out the important role played by electricity linkage projects in achieving development in EAPP member states.
Sharing on some of the achievements in the last four years, the minister noted that the Egyptian energy sector succeeded in adding 25,000MW to the national power grid.
Egypt joins GEIDCO
Shaker also revealed that Egypt has signed a memorandum of understanding and a cooperation agreement with the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation (GEIDCO), making a member of the organization.
Under the agreement, Egypt and GEIDCO will collaborate in a number of fields including conducting research on energy strategy in Egypt, strengthening the development of using renewable energy and electric networks integration, and technical consultation on smart grid applications.