Alstom Grid has signed a €12 million contract with Egyptian Electricity Transmission Co. (EETC) for the supply and delivery of an Energy Management System (EMS) replacing the existing National Control Centre in Giza and its back up in Abassia. The project also aims to replace and expand EETC’s telecommunications network, connecting to existing systems throughout the country with full digital technologies.
EETC will use Alstom Grid’s e-terra suite of EMS software applications to secure grid reliability, stability, security and management of interconnections with neighboring countries, Libya, and Syria through Jordan. The solution also includes a market management system (MMS) that can provide EETC with real-time information on tariffs to both producers and consumers. This will allow the opening of the Egyptian Electricity Market, a regional first, when EETC decides to launch the application.
Egypt is the second African country to decentralize its electricity market (the first was South Africa). It has become a high technology energy player and a model for further decentralization projects in Africa and the Middle East.
With this new National Energy Management System, Alstom Grid consolidates its leadership position in the Middle East, managing around 70% of the region’s energy flow. Looking at total African Transmission System Operators, Alstom Grid technology will manage more than 70% of Africa’s electricity flow, with national grid operations in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Libya, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and Tunisia.