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Bombing of electricity pylon cuts power to 14 villages in Upper Egypt

Anti-government militants have targeted security forces and economic infrastructure since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi in July 2013

Ahram Online , Monday 18 May 2015
Electricity
Electricity pylons have become target for frequent bomb attacks (Photo: Reuters)
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Three bombs blew up an electricity pylon near Aswan in Upper Egypt on Monday, cutting power to 14 villages, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

The high voltage 220-kV pylon is located on a highway west of Aswan.

Earlier on Monday, eight explosive devices took down three high voltage electricity pylons in Beheira governorate.

Anti-government militants have targeted security forces as well as economic infrastructure, including electricity pylons, since July 2013 when Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was ousted from power.

In April, a series of bombings on electricity pylons supplying the Egyptian Media Production City (EMPC) led to a power cut that forced several private TV channels off air.


 

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Khofoo, Red Sea
19-05-2015 03:49pm
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Berried detectors (geophones) will alert detect the special airborne force to take the criminals out. We must declare the power towers as national security items for shoot to kill.
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Aladdin, Alex
19-05-2015 10:30am
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Landmines
We should protect the towers by surrounding it with land mines. No mercy to enemy of people and Islam.
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expat
18-05-2015 09:17pm
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anybody remembers the uproar in egypt 2012/13....
at that time we faced only 1! hour of blackouts daily and were mad last year it was 4 hours regularly through the whole of summer and various electrical as well as electronic devices burned up to smoke due to the voltage lapses..and now its bombs? might be at some place,but 95% of the outages are state regulated,as they dont have enough hard currency to buy the lpg needed to run the damned old power plants,which are anyway 20% below daily needs
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Bazaza Afandi
19-05-2015 06:53am
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The government is having definate big plans to fix this.
You just have to be patient. It will get better sooner than you think. Trust the government that seems to be getting its act together and well
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Neo
18-05-2015 02:16pm
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Decentralized Energy
Solar is the best option for Egypt. If we don’t have Oil, Gas, or Nukes why import dirty coal? If we have Grid risks and abundance of sun and desert land; Solar is the best and only option!
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Allen
18-05-2015 07:45pm
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If you really want to advocate alternative energy.
The only proven option at this point is wind turbines more commonly used around the world. Again it's not viable in the Middle East. It would be a wonderful target for the Muslim brotherhood, or others and a costly loss to Egypt. True Egypt had limited options in just about every venue. You just don't invest in a costly venture that will make the nation more vulnerable.
Neo
18-05-2015 07:00pm
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You’re right
Every energy source has its drawbacks, but Egypt has limited options. Egypt doesn’t need to invest in the upfront capex, many developers from the US and Europe would invest all the upfront and get a 25-year PPA, selling energy, usually at lower cost than local, to Gov and businesses. The main reason it is not here in the 3rd world yet, It’s because of security and legal stabilities. We are putting a 500 MW in Haiti at 70% of local power cost, and zero cost to Haiti
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18-05-2015 06:11pm
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Solar has its problems too.
Depending on the system it's more prone to be easily damaged by a terrorist. Before you recover the initial cost, it needs to be replaced, so it's not cost effective for a third world country at this stage. Otherwise it would be more prevalent around the world by now. Not to mention the heat collected to a central collection structure is causing unexpected environmental drawbacks.
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