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.
The Syrian government announced last week that a Greek-Italian consortium had begun works on a new power plant in Deir Ali near Damascus, in what is likely the largest ongoing engineering project in the country, although how it plans to pay for it remains a mystery.
After years of suspension, power supplies to the city of Aleppo have been restored by the Syrian authorities.
Despite power cuts of several hours per day across the country, the Syrian Government is now exporting electricity to Lebanon to generate foreign currency revenues.
A new attack on the Mhardeh power plant north of Hama has put it out of service and highlighted the very fragile security situation in various parts of the country.
A Syrian state electricity utility has awarded a contract to a local company to build a 1MW photovoltaic plant, the first in the country.
The Syrian government is reportedly offering to export electricity to Lebanon despite significant supply shortages in the country.