An Egypt company, al-Qanal, supplies Gaza with 22 megawatts of electricity according to an agreement signed five years ago to ease Israel’s blockade on the coastal enclave, ministry undersecretary Aktham Abu Ala told Egypt daily al-Youm al-Sabe.
Meanwhile, Egypt’s power capacity is 27,000 megawatts, so the deliveries should not impact Egyptians’ own consumption of electricity, he said.
Widespread power outages in the Gaza Strip this year are the fault of illegal siphoning of fuel and increased consumption in Gaza, he added.
Gaza officials have looked to Egypt to assuage a power crisis that caused severe blackouts in Gaza this spring.
The delivery of Qatari fuel, which began in July, eased the crisis which had caused power cuts of up to 18 hours a day.