A Russian firm is moving into Syria’s renewable energy sector after winning two licences to set up photovoltaic power stations last month, according to official documents seen by The Syria Report.
The Syrian government will commission an unnamed contractor to restore turbines at the Aleppo thermal power plant—one of the country’s biggest power plants—in a contract worth EUR 124 million, officials said.
An Israeli power producer has announced that it has secured a loan to finance what is set to become the largest wind power investment on the occupied Golan Heights.
The government has once again extended the bidding deadlines for six power projects after failing to attract contractors and funding. However, two small turbines in Banias and Deir-ez-Zor have been rehabilitated.
An Israeli company is moving forward with the construction of a large wind farm in the Golan Heights, one of many investment projects exploiting the natural resources of this piece of Syrian territory occupied since 1967.
Turkey is expanding its use of electricity supplies as a means of extending its influence in Syria’s northern areas.
The rehabilitation of a power turbine in Syria’s northeast will do little to ease the massive shortage of electricity production that has resulted from a variety of factors.
The Ministry of Electricity has signed a contract with an Iranian company to rehabilitate a power turbine in Aleppo, a much-awaited deal that will however face several challenges.
The Syrian government has cancelled a contract with an Iranian company because of its incapacity to fulfil its contract, a rare such admission for projects between the two countries.
Syria’s power production utility has reissued two tenders to build two power turbines, a year after the first bidding offer.
The Public Establishment for Electricity Generation(PEEG) issued this month tenders for the design and construction of three renewable plants in Homs with a combined capacity of 165 MW, but is requiring bidding companies to provide the funding.
The first private sector photovoltaic solar power plant has started producing in the Industrial City of Hessia (ICH) and has been connected to the national electricity grid, a government official has said.
Syrian exports of electricity to Lebanon decreased significantly last year, according to Lebanese statistics.
A Russian company has offered the government to build a power plant on an IPP basis, the Syrian minister of electricity has said, but the prospects for this to materialise appear very small.
The power turbines of the Euphrates Dam have been reconnected to the Syrian national electricity grid.