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The scheme is expected to facilitate the daily exchange of up to 3,000MW of electricity at peak times once completed.

It comprises one high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) converter station in Egypt and two in Saudi Arabia, which will be linked via overhead transmission lines and subsea cables.

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Matt Chester on Oct 20, 2021

Is there any expectation what sort of generation will dominate the power being sent across this interconnection? I know HVDC is often seen as a key to increase renewable energy penetration that can go from high production regions to  high demand regions-- is there reason to expect that'll happen here? 

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Dr. Amal Khashab on Oct 20, 2021

Hi Matt

Thanks for your interest.

- As a matter of fact, both systems are heavily dependent on natural gas. However, they planned to increase Renewable share ( solar & wind) up to 40% by the year 2030.

- The interconnection will be in operation in 2025. The operation scheme is electricity exchange during peak times ( there is ample time between the two peaks, due to weather conditions and lifestyle differences).

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