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MENA FN: Electricity exchange with Jordan falls due to self-sufficiency

Jordan is a the pioneering countries in the restructuring of the electricity sector, with a regulatory body, open market and many regional projects.
26.07.17 | Interesting article at MENA FN

A high-level official at the Ministry of Electricity said that the electricity exchange with Jordan has declined, due to achieving surplus and self-sufficiency in Jordan, adding that the exchange capacity settled at 50 MW.
The source told Daily News Egypt that the total electrical capacity that is exchanged with Jordan and Libya is at 770 MW, but was temporarily suspended due to a surplus in the Jordanian electricity grid. No new capacities have been added to the exchange with #Libya due to the political situation.

He pointed out that voltage of the exchange lines with Jordan was increased from 200 KV to 400 KV, especially after stabilising loads and securing electrical feed for all consumers. As for the electrical connection with Libya, the lines carry voltage of 200 KV that enables exchanging 220 MW.

Jordan is one of the pioneering countries in the restructuring of the electricity sector, as it established a regulatory body for the sector, in addition to its participation in regional future project, such as the electricity link among the Mediterranean counties. It also established an open market for electricity and participated in the hexa-link electricity project, which includes Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey.