Ministry of Electricity announced that the maximum load expected on Sunday is 24500 MW، the same load on Saturday، in which the minimum load hit 16.155 megawatts. Noteworthy،Red color means that we are in an urgent need to rationalize consumption، Green color means that the load is safe at this time، and Orange color means a warning to the high load on the network.
Egyptian electricity holding company calls the citizens for contributing in decreasing any loads that may lead to power cut off.
Electricity is measured in units of power called Watts، named to honor James Watt، the inventor of the steam engine، according to Energy Information Administration.
A Watt is the unit of electrical power equal to one ampere under the pressure of one volt.
One Watt is a small amount of power. Some devices require only a few Watts to operate، and other devices require larger amounts.
The power consumption of small devices is usually measured in Watts، and the power consumption of larger devices is measured in kilowatts (kW)، or 1،000 Watts.
Electricity generation capacity is often measured in multiples of kilowatts، such as megawatts (MW) and gigawatts (GW). One MW is 1،000 kW، and one GW is 1،000 MW.
Electric utilities measure the electricity consumption of their customers with meters that are usually located on the outside of the customer's property where the power line enters the property.
In the past، all electricity meters were mechanical devices that a utility employee had to read manually. Eventually، automated reader devices became available.
These meters periodically report electricity use to utilities from mechanical meters with an electronic signal.
Now، many utilities use electronic smart meters، which provide wireless access to the meter's power usage data، to measure electricity consumption on a real-time basis. Some smart meters can even measure the electricity use of individual devices and allow the utility or customer to control electricity use remotely.