Details of two renewable energy projects came to light this week after President Bashar Al-Assad touted green energy as the alternative to conventional power sources as the country is gripped by fuel shortages.
Shortages of natural gas and dysfunctional power plants have forced the government to tighten rationing of electricity in response to an intensifying power crisis.
The Ministry of Electricity has estimated the losses of the electricity sector since the beginning of the Syrian uprising at SYP 3 trillion, according to local media.
Iran’s MAPNA Group will repair and restore two of the five turbines at the Aleppo thermal power plant, according to state media reports. The EUR-124-million contract, signed with the government late last year, was widely covered in local media, but the contractor was not previously confirmed.
The Ministry of Electricity has decided to cut overnight power supplies to Syria's main industrial cities twice per week until the end of February, in a new sign of the severity of the electricity shortages affecting the country. The cities, which comprise the backbone of Syria’s industrial sector, had previously been exempted from power rationing.
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.