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Power restored in Marsa Alam and Berenice after 8-hour outage for maintenance

Electricity has been restored to the city of Marsa Alam and the village of Berenice in the Red Sea after an 8-hour outage for routine maintenance at the transformer station by the Canal Electricity Distribution Company.

The city of Marsa Alam issued a statement saying that it had received a notification from the electricity company stating that in light of the maintenance work on the Marsa Alam transformer station, the electricity would be cut off to the entire city of Marsa Alam, all tourist villages north and south of Marsa Alam, and the village of Berenice.

The statement added that the electricity would be cut off from 12 am (midnight) on Thursday until Friday, until the maintenance work was completed.

Red Sea Electricity Distribution Sector officials confirmed that the cities of the Red Sea Governorate have been exempted from the Cabinet’s Crisis Management Committee’s plan to reduce electricity loads permanently since the full implementation of the plan in all governorates in order to ensure a 24-hour supply of electricity to all hotels, tourist villages, and their dependencies.

The Canal Electricity Distribution Company provides 200 megawatts to feed the Red Sea Governorate, and the cities of the Red Sea Governorate have been exempted from load reduction as part of the governorates and cities that receive foreign tourist trips.

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