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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.


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.


After failing to get any financial support from Russia or Iran, Syria’s ministry of electricity has issued tenders to build and repair power turbines in Aleppo hoping that bidding companies accept cumbersome payment terms.


Syria’s power generation utility has issued a tender for the construction of a new power plant in Deir-ez-Zor although its requirement that bidders offer favourable payment terms reduces considerably potential interest in the project.


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.


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.


Syria has issued a tender to improve the efficiency of three of its power plants and reduce their consumption of fuel oil.


A Syrian state electricity utility has awarded a contract to a local company to build a 1MW photovoltaic plant, the first in the country.


Syria’s electricity production fell 12 percent in 2015, the fourth year in a row it declines.


Airstrikes on oil and gas fields in eastern Syria by the U.S.-led coalition appear to have already led to a rise in power cuts in Damascus and other Syrian cities.


Syria’s power generation utility can procure only a third of the fuel need to feed its power plant from local sources, a spokesperson said.


Syria has issued the second tender within a week for the construction of a wind power park as funding constraints give a comparative advantage to Iranian companies.


The state electricity utility has issued a tender for the construction of a wind power park