Iran and Syria signed last week an agreement to build a new power plant in Lattakia, although it is unlikely financing for the project has been secured.
Syrian engineers have managed to restore production at one of the turbines in the Tayem power plant, which feeds the city of Deir-ez-Zor.
Syria’s power generation utility is calling on foreign engineering companies to bid for the construction of two steam turbines in the Aleppo Power Plant, despite initially allocating the contract to Iranian companies.
A new attack on the Mhardeh power station last week stopped production at the plant and highlighted the unstable situation in the northwestern part of the country.
While Syria’s electricity production increased last year, it remained well below its pre-2011 levels.
Syria’s power generation utility wants to raise some USD 147 million to fund several renewable electricity generation projects.
A Turkish company has signed a ten-year agreement to provide electricity to parts of the Euphrates Shield Area.
Syria has issued a tender to improve the efficiency of three of its power plants and reduce their consumption of fuel oil.
Syria began in September of last year to generate revenues from its exports of electricity to Lebanon.
Syria has signed a “roadmap agreement” with Russia to build some 2,650 MW of new power plants and turbines, despite the fact that there is no money to pay for these projects, which are worth more than EUR 2 billion.
The Syrian regime and opposition groups north of Homs have reached a deal whereby electric supplies to the latter are restored in exchange for a repair of a major transmission line.
Iraq and Syria signed on December 28 an agreement to restore a link between their respective electricity grids.
UNDP has issued a tender for a consultancy work on the Banias Power Plant as it seeks to prevent a shutdown.
Russia is reportedly willing to provide finance for some of Syria’s large electricity projects, in what would be the first case of important direct funding by Moscow in many years.
Syria and Iran signed last week several agreements in the electricity sector worth hundreds of millions of dollars although most of them will likely remain ink on paper.


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