Hitachi Energy technology supports Egyptian grid expansion and rural development

Hitachi Energy has announced it has placed in service its state-of-the-art power quality solution, SVC Light to improve grid stability and expand transmission capacity in the strategic Owainat development area in southwest Egypt, where desert wasteland is being reclaimed for agricultural use.  
Hitachi Energy technology supports Egyptian grid expansion and rural development
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The solution, delivered for Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), the national grid operator, is also part of the government’s plan to make the country a regional hub for electricity exchange with Africa and Europe. It supports the UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 – ensuring that all people have access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.

Hitachi Energy provided a fully engineered power quality solution based on its SVC Light static synchronous compensator technology (STATCOM) to expand grid capacity and provide more power for rural development and a rapidly increasing population. The solution strengthens and stabilises the power grid by providing reactive power compensation and dynamic voltage support to keep the grid stable at the required voltage.

“We are delighted to be working with EETC again and deliver this strategic project that will benefit Egypt society and advance the world’s energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure” said Mohamed Hosseiny, Country Managing Director, Egypt & North Africa, Hitachi Energy. “With advanced and proven solutions, we help our customers to overcome complexity, increase efficiency and accelerate the shift toward a carbon-neutral energy future.”

Sabah Mashaly, Chairman of Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), added that the successful energisation of Egypt's groundbreaking STATCOM project is a major accomplishment for the energy sector in Egypt and is a successful step forward in the country’s development plan.

Hitachi Energy’s commitment to sustainability and innovation has been a key factor in the success of the STATCOM project. The company’s advanced technology has helped to increase the efficiency of the grid, reducing energy loss and saving resources. This has had a positive impact on the environment and has supported the reduction of the carbon footprint.

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