Wind power integration in Egypt

What is needed if Egypt is to seriously invest in wind power? This project works on the possibilities of having 7,200 MW wind power in the Egyptian power system, which is about ten times as much as today.


How should the transmission network be strengthened, and what is needed in the power system to exploit the wind power in the best possible way. Including how to avoid curtailment in critical cases of too much wind compared to the electricity consumption. Among other things, analyses are conducted in the Balmorel model with particular emphasis on the dynamic properties of the traditional power plants. These properties are important for the amount of curtailment of wind power.


The project is carried out for EETC, the transmission company in Egypt. Sweco is project leader and Ea Energy Analyses, EMD International, and SEAS-NVE participates.


The project started in October 2014 and runs until the end of June 2016.


Last update 14-Jun-2016

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