The Crisis Management Committee has agreed to exclude three governorates from its plan to reduce electrical loads nationwide, during a meeting on Monday at the headquarters of the Egyptian Cabinet in the New Administrative Capital.
The committee includes in its membership representatives of some ministries and concerned authorities.
Cabinet Spokesperson Nader Saad explained that the electrical load reduction plan, which was prepared in coordination between the ministries of Electricity and Petroleum, now excludes the governorates of Matrouh, South Sinai and the Red Sea due to low consumption rates.
The plan covers the rest of Egypt’s 24 governorates, he said.
According to the Electricity Ministry’s plan, in the event of emergency breakdowns occurring during the day in any area outside the load reduction plan, the ministry will be notified through data from each electricity transmitting company.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources also continues to provide petroleum supplies for the operation of power plants.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced in a press conference last week measures to deal with the reduction of electricity loads brought on by a searing heat-wave gripping the country.