The Cabinet announced, in a post on its official Facebook page, a plan to reduce electricity loads which was implemented starting 12 pm on Tuesday across various governorates.
The power outage plan has been published in each governorate, respectively.
Continuous meetings between the Ministries of Electricity and Petroleum and Mineral Resources were held recently for joint planning on a solution towards ending power outages in all of Egypt, especially the governorates of Upper Egypt, where power outages reached several consecutive hours.
The Cabinet previously announced that the governorates excluded from the load-reduction plan are Matruh, South Sinai, and the Red Sea, due to the low rates of its consumption of electric energy.
The Egyptian Ministry of electricity also stated that the end of the power outages in Egypt depends on the load mitigation plan in currently place and weather conditions.
Cabinet Spokesperson Nader Saad in a prior statement explained that the date for the end of these power outages could last until the first two weeks of September, which is the worst-case scenario.
The continued rise in temperatures leads to continued pressure on gas and fuel destined for power plants, and therefore the government will have to continue implementing the load mitigation plan.
He expected the peak of the crisis to be during the month of August.
He added the mitigation of loads during August will be in varying degrees, as the better the weather conditions and the lower the temperatures, the lower the number of hours of power outages.