EEHC And Schneider Electric To Create The First Smart Power Grid In The Middle East
Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) will digitally transform its power grid in partnership with Schneider Electric. As a result of the project, the first "smart" power grid in the Middle East will be built.
"The introduction of digital technologies and the creation of smart energy networks play a major role in the future development of the country's energy sector. We expect that the project will not only improve the efficiency and sustainability of the power grid but also help improve the skills of engineers and other employees involved," said Egyptian electricity Minister Mohammed Shaker.
The project provides for the modernization of 1 thousand distribution points and substations for their future integration with "smart" energy networks. Besides, to ensure the necessary level of network security, cybersecurity solutions will be implemented. Schneider Electric will also build four control centers that will monitor and optimize the network for 18 months. These centers will use an advanced system for optimizing and reallocating resources to monitor and configure the network using big data and AI technologies.
When completed, the new smart grid is expected to be the first in the history of the Middle East and will effectively meet the electricity needs of Egypt's growing population.