（英）Electricity For African Countries
Egyptian Electricity Holding Company(EEHC)
With nearly 1 billion people, Africa accounts for over a sixth of the world's population, but generates only 4% of global electricity. Three quarters of that is used by South Africa, and the north African countries. The World Bank reckons that 500 million Sub Saharan Africans are without what it calls “modern energy”. In some countries, power stations were built but not maintained. Turbines were run at full capacity until they broke, and then were abandoned .The situation is bound to get worse as the demand for power continues to grow. Demand for electricity in Africa grows at an annual rate of 2.6%.
African continent remains largely dependent on hydropower: 13 countries use it for 60% or more of their energy. Africa's rain falls are reliable, but its dams often operate below capacity. 81% of electricity in Africa is supplied by fossil fuels of which Africa suffers from shortage. Because this shortfall is persistent and structural, and the amount of capital required to ameliorate it ,the dependence on fossil fuels is expected to continue until 2035. Therefore, this problem will not be resolved anytime soon with the usual approach to generation. The improvement of operation and maintenance of the existing power plants seems to provide the immediate relief to the problem.
The purpose of the project is to contribute to the African Countries’ human resources development in the field of electricity which is regarded as the most vital infrastructure necessary for the development of African Countries. Trained human resources will be able to maintain and operate power plants at their optimal status and make use of the facilities for longer periods.
At the end of the Training Program, the participants are expected to have all of the skills in operation and maintenance of power plants related activities including generation, distribution and to grasp and overall idea on new and renewable energy.
Develop the capacity of the African Countries’ human resources, by upskilling the trainees knowledge in the field of electricity.
Two training courses are organized every year.
1. Operation and maintenance of transmission networks
2. Advanced Power System Protection and SCADA
Japanese short term expert, 85% of the total cost of the training course and administrative services
Lecture rooms at training center, simulators for practical training, accessibility to power plants for observation
Lecturers, technical staff and administrative staff, and 15% of the expenses
- The policies of the government of Japan and Egypt won't be changed drastically.
- The security conditions in Sub-Sahara African countries and Egypt will be same.
- The diplomatic relations between Sub-Sahara African countries and Egypt won't change.
The Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) mission towards the society is to supply electricity to all types of consumers according to international performance standards taking into consideration all the environmental, social and economic determinates and also the terms and conditions set by the Regulatory Agency for Electric Utilities and consumer protection. EEHC has sixteen affiliated companies (six generation, nine distribution and one transmission companies). EEHC main role is to coordinate, supervise, monitor and follow-up its affiliated companie's activities in the fields of generation, transmission and distribution of electric energy in order to improve and develop the technical, operational and financial performance of the companies to achieve the main goal of optimizing the use of all resources and maximizing the profit.
Hence training is considered the most important aspect for achieving success and excellence, therefore it is highly supported by the Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy.
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TCTP on Electricity of Iraqis from 2005
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