Hitachi Energy’s innovative technology supports Egypt’s grid expansion and rural development

Hitachi Energy’s innovative technology supports Egypt’s grid expansion and rural development

Power quality solution is part of a project to reclaim a desert region into fertile land

Dubai – February 14, 2023: Hitachi Energy, a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all, announced today that it has placed in service its state-of-the-art power quality solution, SVC Light®, to improve grid stability and expand transmission capacity in the strategic Owainat development area in southwest Egypt, where desert wasteland is being reclaimed for agricultural use.

The solution – for Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), the national grid operator – is also part of the government’s plan to make the country a regional hub for electricity exchange with Africa and Europe. The project supports the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 7 – ensuring that all people have access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.

Hitachi Energy provided a fully engineered power quality solution based on its SVC Light static synchronous compensator technology (STATCOM) to expand grid capacity and provide more power for rural development and a rapidly increasing population. The solution strengthens and stabilizes the power grid by providing reactive power compensation and dynamic voltage support to keep the grid stable at the required voltage.

“We are delighted to be working with EETC again and deliver this strategic project that will benefit Egypt society and advance the world’s energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure,” said Mohamed Hosseiny, Country Managing Director, Egypt & North Africa, Hitachi Energy. “With advanced and proven solutions, we help our customers to overcome complexity, increase efficiency and accelerate the shift toward a carbon-neutral energy future.”

“The successful energization of Egypt’s groundbreaking STATCOM project is a major accomplishment for the energy sector in Egypt, said Sabah Mashaly, Chairman of Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC). “This is a successful step forward in the country’s development plan.”

Hitachi Energy’s commitment to sustainability and innovation has been a key factor in the success of the STATCOM project. The company’s advanced technology has helped to increase the efficiency of the grid, reducing energy loss and saving resources. This has had a positive impact on the environment and has supported the reduction of the carbon footprint.

Hitachi Energy is a market and technology leader in grid connections and power quality solutions, with more than 15,000 installations worldwide. Recently, the company launched its Grid-eXpand™ range of modular and prefabricated grid connection solutions that make it faster, simpler and more efficient to expand power grid capacity and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable energy system.


About Hitachi Energy Ltd.

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society with data and technology. We will solve customers’ and society’s challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products, under the business structure of Digital Systems & Services, Green Energy & Mobility, Connective Industries and Automotive Systems. Driven by green, digital, and innovation, we aim for growth through collaboration with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2021 (ended March 31, 2022) totaled 10,264.6 billion yen ($84,136 million USD), with 853 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 370,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at

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