Egypt enjoys power surplus due to energy-saving measures by public

Ahram Online, Monday 8 Jul 2013

National electricity grid sees 300-megawatt power surplus last week due to energy-saving measures adopted by public, state media reports

Egypt sees power surplus due to rationalising
Hydro towers in Egypt (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt's electricity grid enjoyed a 300-megawatt power surplus over the past week due to energy-saving measures by the public, Al-Ahram's Arabic-language news website reported on Monday.

Citing Egypt's National Energy Control Centre (NECC), Al-Ahram added that national daily consumption had reached 23,900 megawatts, while total production stood at some 24,200 megawatts per day.

Total daily consumption last month had stood at more than 25,000 megawatts, according to NECC figures.

Al-Ahram daily newspaper also reported on Monday that the amount of natural gas used to produce electricity at the nation's power stations had been reduced by 10 percent to a current 79 million cubic metres per day.

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