Egypt, Nigeria to enhance cooperation in electricity, renewable energy fields
Egypt and Nigeria have signed a memorandum of understating (MoU) to enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of electricity and renewable energy, a statement from the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy said Tuesday.
Per the agreement, the two countries will support joint cooperation in a number of areas including: technical support for the electricity production sector and the development of electricity networks from transfer, distribution and conversion to smart grid systems.
Promoting new and renewable energy systems in electricity sector, training, capacity building, organizing administrative and technical programs, and training courses in the areas of planning, as well as design and implementation of traditional and renewable electricity projects, operation and maintenance of electricity production plants as well as transmission and distribution networks, regulated rules for the electricity sector, electricity tariff structure mechanism, energy efficiency, loss reduction and prepaid metering technology.
“This comes in the context of the interest that the electricity and renewable energy sector is paying to cooperation with African countries in all spheres, especially in the field of training, which helps to enhance the capacity of human personnel and achieve the desired development goals in the African continent,” the statement added.