Power cuts back for lack of fuel

Power outages took place again on Tuesday in Cairo and other governorates as the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy said it was reducing loads by 2,630 megawatts, appealing to citizens to rationalize their consumption.
The ministry said in its daily bulletin that the maximum load on Tuesday is 22,900 megawatts, attributing the problem to shortages of fuel needed to operate the power stations.
Ministry spokesperson Mohamed al-Yamani said that Deputy Minister Osama Asran already solved the problem with the Council of Ministers. “Fuel will be supplied again,” he said, adding that four new stations would start operation before next June to meet the high consumption rates of the summer months. “We are also replacing street lights with energy saving bulbs.”
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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