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Egypt's Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Attends Country’s First Electricity Digitalization Convention

Dec 04, 2023

[Cairo, Egypt, December 4, 2023] Egypt’s Electricity Digitalization Convention was held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy. The convention, themed "Thrive with Digital, Accelerate Intelligence for Egypt Electricity," emphasized Huawei’s growing role as a digital transformation partner that brings more efficient and stable electricity to Egypt, in line with the country’s 2030 Vision.

The convention focused on three topics related to building a more reliable and intelligent power supply infrastructure: less line loss, more flexible distribution and better services; intelligent, safe and efficient power transmission and transformation; and digitalization for more reliable power supply.

Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy praised Huawei’s efforts in networks, smart cities, renewable energy, and energy efficiency optimization. He reiterated the Egyptian government’s vision to transform Egypt into a digital society by enhancing the infrastructure and the quality and efficiency of digital services for citizens, in alignment with Egypt’s Vision 2030.

The Minister stated that the electricity and renewable energy sector is adopting the latest technologies and security standards in its digital transformation projects to improve the performance and quality of the country’s power supply.

Furthermore, the Minister highlighted the efforts of the electricity and renewable energy sector to shift from traditional networks to smart networks, which are a key step for the future of transmission and distribution of electrical energy. He explained that smart networks rely on renewable energy sources, optimize the electricity usage, and reduce the production cost. The future strategy of the Egyptian electricity sector is based on the gradual transition of the current network from a typical a smart network.


Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy

David Sun, CEO of Huawei Electric Power Digitalization Business Unit, highlighted the “Digital Transformation Model 33” that includes changes in production relations (consciousness, organization, and talent), leaps in productivity (computing, transmission, and digital capabilities), and three-dimensional innovation (architectures, models, and ecosystems). "A computing infrastructure supported by an advanced architecture is required to achieve digital dividends and AI enablement,” Sun said. “Meanwhile, communication networks cannot be overlooked.” Sun continued that we need to pay special attention to three types of innovation: Architecture innovation, Mode innovation and Ecosystem innovation. He also called for the construction of a Costa Rica mode, which would enable enterprises to leverage both industry and cross-border capabilities.


David Sun, CEO of Huawei Electric Power Digitalization Business Unit

Colin Hu, President of Huawei Northern Africa Enterprise & Cloud Business Group, said: “We celebrate our achievements in Egypt over the past 23 years, and we also acknowledge the challenges ahead. Together with our partners and customers, we are committed to transforming challenges into opportunities and paving the way for a more electrified, sustainable, and prosperous Egypt.”


Colin Hu, President of Huawei Northern Africa Enterprise & Cloud Business Group

The convention also brought together experts and partners; Engineer Sabah Mashaly, Chairman of the Egyptian Electricity Transfer Company (EETC); Dr. Khaled El-Dastawy, Vice President of the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC), and Dr. Ahmed Mahina - First Undersecretary of the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy for Strategic Planning and Performance Monitoring, along with a group of Egyptian and Chinese electricity companies such as Dr. Shenglei Li - Director of R&D, State Grid Shaanxi Province of China, to discuss cooperation in shaping the future of Egypt electricity.

During the convention, Huawei showcased its global successful practices and all scenarios of power solutions which include distribution IOT, distribution communication network, intelligent inspection of transmission and transformation.

Huawei's electricity digitization solutions have been widely applied in various electric scenarios in Egypt. In the future, Huawei will continue to innovate and collaborate with global partners to share successful practices and digital solutions with the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Egyptian power companies and organizations. The goal is to make Egypt’s electric sector more secure, efficient, and stable, and to improve the services. Huawei is determined to support Egypt’s energy transition to a new era with digital and intelligent solutions.

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