A joint technical committee has been formed as a first step for the development of a Greek-Egyptian electricity grid interconnection.
The working group’s formation was included in a Memorandum of Cooperation signed in mid-October by Greek energy and environment minister Kostas Skrekas and Egypt’s electricity and renewable energy minister Mohamed Shaker.
The establishment of technical specifications required by the grid interconnection project to ensure the project’s interconnectivity with the Geek and Egyptian grids is a key priority for the technical committee.
The committee will also explore the possibility of having the project included on the Projects of Common Interest (PCI) list, enabling EU funding support.
The interconnection project, whose development will entail the installation of an underwater cable linking the two countries, will exclusively facilitate transmission of renewable energy.