A consortium of Hitachi ABB Power Grids and Elsewedy Electric T&D, a subsidiary of Elsewedy Electric has been appointed by state-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company to establish Egypt’s new Delta Zone Regional Control Centre. The goal of the DRCC, located at Mansoura City in the Delta region of northern Egypt, is to improve the reliability and efficiency of the electricity network in the region and contribute to the country’s  sustainability goals.

Hitachi ABB will install its Network Manager supervisory control and energy management system. The transfer of real-time data from the connected substations to the control centre is enabled by the dedicated fibre optic telecommunication foundation based on Hitachi ABB’s FOX615 hybrid communication system. 

The new system will enable the monitoring, control and optimisation of the power transmission grid, aimed at increased resilience, safety and efficiency of the energy supply for the area’s population of 26 million. The solution will enable EETC to effectively control and supervise the power transmission network, including the monitoring of power generation facilities in the Delta Zone. The project is expected to be completed in 24 months. 

Dr. Mohamed Shaker, minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy for Egypt commented, “The Delta Zone is significant to the country’s growth and development, and a stable and resilient electricity infrastructure is vital to support that growth.” 

Hitachi ABB have also partnered with EETC to modernise the Canal Regional Control Centre, which is used to monitor the performance of the electrical network for the seven governorates in the Suez Canal area.