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- Iran plans to connect power grid to Russia
Feb 8, 2012 - tehrantimes.com
Iran plans to connect its national power electricity grid to Russia by the next calendar year which will end on March 20, 2013, Iran power generation transmission and distribution management company (TAVANIR) managing director stated.
- Turkey to provide Iraq with electricity
May 08, 2011 - alsumaria.tv
Iraq Ministry of Electricity announced on Thursday that it inked an agreement with Turkey to provide Iraq with electricity during summer 2011 and to increase the share of Euphrates river water arriving to Iraq. The ministry said that in 2012 Iraq will connect its electricity grid with that of turkey.
- UAE boost for GCC electricity grid
May 08, 2011 - gulf-times.com
In what is considered to be a major boost to the activities of the GCC Power Grid, a major power station that provides the vital link for the United Arab Emirates to the grid was completed and its trial run was successfully completed on Wednesday.
- Turkish, Iraqi officials discuss cooperation in power transmission
May 04, 2011 - Xinhua - energycentral.com
Turkish and Iraqi energy officials on Tuesday discussed cooperation on building power transmission lines to meet electricity demand in Iraq, local media reported.
Turkmenistan to export electricity to Pakistan
Aug 24, 2010 - BBC Monitoring - Energy Central
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow has ordered the government to work
out a project on exporting electricity to Pakistan via Afghanistan.
- ABB helps interconnect Middle East with new super power grid
May 6, 2010 - United Arab Emirates - ameinfo.com
Phase 1 of a new super power grid that will link the power networks of six Gulf countries and enable them to use their energy resources more efficiently recently went online. One of the largest contracts in this $1.2bn mega-project was awarded to ABB.
- UAE, Oman sign agreement to link power grids
Apr 30, 2010 - menafn.com
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The UAE and Oman have signed an agreement for linking their electric power grids, which will enable them to exchange electric power in time of need.
renews agreement with Egyptian Company for Electricity Transmission
30, 2009 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jordan Times
Power Company (NEPCO) Director General Ahmad Hiyasat on Tuesday signed an agreement
with Egyptian Company for Electricity Transmission Chairman Hassan Jaber Nijem
to renew the previously signed contract between the two sides on electricity exchange
for 2010, according to a NEPCO's statement. Under the agreement, Jordan will purchase
around 150 gigawatt hour from the Egyptian side in 2010 while NEPCO will also
have the opportunity to export electric energy to the Egyptian side. To boost
experience sharing, the two sides also agreed to organise periodic visits in 2010
for electricity operators from the two countries.
phase of GCC power grid complete
Jul 27, 2009 - Muhammad
Humaidan - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News
The first phase of a joint power grid for Gulf Cooperation Council countries
was completed Sunday with the linking of the grids of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain
and Kuwait. The United Arab Emirates and Oman will link to the grid in 2011, Yusuf
Janahi, chairman of the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA),
which is supervising the project, told Arab News. The six GCC countries, which
gave the go-ahead for the power grid in 2004 after the project was declared technically
feasible, hope that the $1.4 billion venture will help them meet rapidly rising
power demand and avoid power outages.
power grid comes live this month
Jul 8, 2009 - Faiz
Al-Mazrouei - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News
The power grids of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain will be linked
later this month, the body overseeing interconnection said Tuesday. Gulf Arab
countries hope the $1.4 billion power connection project will help them meet rapidly
rising power demand and avoid power outages.
Saudi and Egyptian power grids is good first step
Mar 20, 2009 - MEED
The potential for exchanging power stretches far beyond the borders
of the kingdom and Egypt.
Arabia to export power in 5 years
Jan 18, 2009 - MENAFN.com
Saudi Arabia will start exporting power to the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council
(GCC) in the next five years, according to a power expert.
to Lend Pakistan 55m Dollars for Power Transmission Line
Dec 29, 2008
- BBC Monitoring South Asia
The Export Development Bank of Iran will
extend credit of 55m US dollars to the National Transmission and Despatch Company
(NTDC) and Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) for construction of a 70-km
transmission line in Pakistan.
Says Power Grid Won't Be Fully Restored Until 2011
Dec 23, 2008 -
Dow Jones & Company, Inc
BAGHDAD - Iraq's power grid is not expected
to be fully restored until 2011 - eight years after the U.S.-led invasion that
toppled Saddam Hussein - the electricity ministry said on Tuesday.
Nov, 2008 - Peter Fairley - IEEE Spectrum Online
With bandannas protecting their faces from the blistering sun and blowing
sand, day laborers smooth the ground over freshly buried cables at Libya’s newest
electrical substation. Until a few years ago, this same patch of ochre earth in
the sparsely populated Bir Osta Milad district, located on the outskirts of Tripoli,
was the site of a Scud missile plant. Today, thanks to Libya’s oil revenues and
its recent rapprochement with the West, the rocket parts are gone, replaced by
gas-insulated switchgear, transformers, and state-of-the-art controls. This and
more than a dozen other 400-kilovolt substations located throughout Libya will
bolster that country’s beleaguered power grid. But these improvements are also
part of a much larger drama. That’s because they will form a key bridge for an
electrical superhighway that could soon bind the fractious nations on the south
side of the Mediterranean Sea.
to Reduce Dependence on Israeli Electric Power Grid
Nov 3, 2008 -
The Jerusalem Post - By The Media Line; Special to The Jerusalem Post
The Palestinian Authority has joined a seven-fold electric power grid, which will
allow it to become less dependent on Israeli supply of electricity within four
join regional electricity grid project
Oct 28, 2008 - Xinhua by pna
AMMAN — The Palestinians joined a regional grid project
which previously included Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya and Turkey.
states near deal on regional power grid
Oct 26, 2008 - Stanley Carvalho
- arabicanbuisness.com - Reuters
Gulf Arab states are expected to sign
an agreement next month to pave the way for a regional electricity grid and power
trading to cope with rising demand, the chairman of the managing company said
offers electricity to Pakistan
Oct 7, 2008 - Asia Pulse Data Source
Iran Tuesday showed its willingness to export electricity to Pakistan and
agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in all economic fields. Iranian Ambassador
to Pakistan Mashaallah Shakiri held a meeting with Deputy Chairman Planning Commission
Salman Faruqui. It was agreed that bilateral cooperation in various sectors including
energy, railways, roads and trade would be enhanced. The Iranian Ambassador stated
that his country was ready to export electricity to Pakistan. He also apprised
that Iran was already working on Sahara Hydel Power Project on the river Chenab
and raised its capacity from initially proposed 65 megawatts to 130 megawatts
through Independent Power Producer.
GCC power grid to start trials by year-end (pdf)
Sep 30, 2008
The Gulf Co-operation Council Interconnection Authority wil soon start trial
operations of its $1.2 billion electricity grid that will connect Gulf states
and help meet the region's rising energy needs.
power grid set to start trial operations
Sep 30, 2008 - Gulf Times
DUBAI: The Gulf Co-operation Council Interconnection Authority will start
trial operations by year-end of its $1.2bn electricity grid that will connect
Arab Gulf states and help meet the region’s rising energy needs, an official said
to Begin Direct Power Deliveries to Turkey in 2009
Sep 16 - Daily
News Bulletin Moscow
Armenia will begin direct electricity deliveries
to Turkey in 2009, Armenian Energy and Natural Resources Minister Armen Movsisian
told journalists on Wednesday.
to provide Lebanon with power through Jordan, Syria
Sep 2, 2008 -
Lebanon's Minister of Energy and Water Resources Alain
Tabourian on Monday [1 September] announced that Lebanon reached an agreement
to acquire around 450 megawatts of electricity from Egypt via Jordan and Syria,
the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. Under the agreement, Egypt is scheduled
to convey around 450 megawatts of electricity to Lebanon daily for a one-year
term, the minister said at a press conference yesterday.
in $217bn power capacity expansion drive
Aug 31, 2008 - Karen Remo-Listana
- Emirates Business 24/7
GCC countries are in a serious drive to expand
their power capacity and have already earmarked $217 billion (Dh797bn) on power
projects to date.
offers to supply Lebanon with electric power
Aug 28, 2008 - McClatchy-Tribune
Regional News - Jordan Times
Amman - Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources
Khaldoun Qteishat on Wednesday expressed Jordan's readiness to provide Lebanon
with electric power.
to provide Lebanon with electricity, gas
Aug 18, 2008 - McClatchy-Tribune
Regional News - The Daily Star
Beirut, Lebanon - Lebanese Prime Minister
Fouad Siniora announced on Saturday that Egypt will supply Lebanon with electricity
and gas to meet the growing consumption in a country that has been experiencing
severe power rationing for the past 15 years. Siniora, who headed a delegation
to Egypt, met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and senior officials.
Arabia may invest $90b to expand and boost power network
Aug 1, 2008
- Khaleej Times
Jeddah - Saudi Arabia will invest $90 billion to expand
and enhance its power network, according to information made available to Khaleej
Times here on Wednesday.
joins GCC power grid
May 19, 2008 - Arabian Business.com
The UAE officially joined the
current phase of the $1.6 billion GCC power grid on Sunday, state news agency
Turkish ministers discusses energy cooperation
May 8, 2008 - BBC Monitoring
Turkish State Minister Kursad Tuzmen, currently in Iran on a formal visit,
met on Thursday [8 May] with Iranian Energy Minister Parviz Fattah to discuss
how to improve cooperation on energy and trade.
GCC power grid on track for early 2009
18 March, 2008 - Gulf-times.com
ABUDHABI: The Gulf Co-operation Council Interconnection Authority, or GCCIA,
yesterday said four Arab Gulf states will be connected for the first time through
a $1.5bn common electricity grid from early 2009, saving countries as much as
$3bn in electricity investments over 20 years. The GCC Interconnection grid, which
will link the power networks of the six GCC states, is 60% complete and will be
operational in the first quarter of 2009, Ahmed Ali Ebrahim, GCCIA director for
system operation and maintenance said here.
Russia to Speed Up Construction of "Power Grids"
Feb 19, 2008 - BBC
Monitoring Middle East
The Islamic Republic of Iran and Russia signed
a letter of understanding on Tuesday [19 February] to speed up construction of
power grids in both countries.
Embraces the Age of Renewables
Feb 11, 2008 - Middle East
Most discussions of the Egyptian power sector focuses on the political battle
over liberalisation and the replacement of oil with gas as a feedstock for thermal
power plants. Yet the country is fast becoming the biggest wind power producer
in the Middle East and Africa. A series of projects have been developed at Zafarana,
while an even bigger multi-phased wind power scheme has been lined up for El Zeit
on the Gulf of Suez. The variability of wind speeds means the proportion of wind
power in the generation mix must be limited but the government seems keen to maximise
the use of this renewable source of energy. The Egyptian energy minister, Hassan
Younes, said in November that the government had accepted the Supreme Council
for Energy's goal of producing 20% of all electricity by renewable means by 2020.
"By developing the nation's energy supply, we are securing the future of the people
of Egypt. This country can play a major role in developing solar power and other
technologies that are in demand in the 21st century. This will create new jobs
and educational opportunities." Despite interest in solar and biomass technology,
it is wind power that will play the biggest role in this dash for renewables,
contributing 12% of the overall generation mix by 2020," he noted. This is equivalent
to 7,000MW of generating capacity or perhaps 10 of the Egypt Electricity Holding
Company's (EEHC) typical gasfired power plants.
Syria, Saudi Arabia to Strengthen Energy Cooperation
Feb 11, 2008
Egypt, Syria and Saudi Arabia were planning to promote cooperation
in the electricity and energy domains, the Egyptian MENA news agency reported
to be connected to Egyptian power grid in 19 months
Feb 11, 2008 -
The Gaza Strip will be completely connected to the Egyptian electricity
network in 19 months, a Palestinian official announced on Monday.
Syria, Saudi Arabia Probe Cooperation in Energy Domain
Feb 9, 2008
- BBC Monitoring Middle East
The electricity ministers of Egypt, Syria
and Saudi Arabia probed ways to promote cooperation in the electricity and energy
domains Saturday [9 February] on the sidelines of the 23rd session of the Arab
electricity ministers council's executive bureau.
Cuts Still Leave Kabul in the Dark
Jan 13, 2008 - The Associated Press
Gul Hussein was standing under a pale street lamp in a poor section of east
Kabul when the entire neighborhood suddenly went black. "As you can see, it is
dark everywhere," the 62-year-old man said, adding that his family would light
a costly kerosene lamp for dinner that evening. "Some of our neighbors are using
candles, but candles are expensive, too." More than five years after the fall
of the Taliban - and despite hundreds of millions of dollars in international
aid - dinner by candlelight remains common in the Afghan capital of Kabul. Nationwide,
only 6 percent of Afghans have electricity, the Asian Development Bank says.
GCC Power Grid To Save $ Billions
Jan 9, 2008 - Middle East Business
Six Gulf Arab States Linking Their Electricity Networks In A Single
Grid Will Save Billions Of Dollars In The Next 20 Years And Ensure Security Of
Supplies In Case Of Any Disruptions According To A Gulf Electricity Official.
PNA sign agreement to finance power linkage project
Jan 1, 2008 -
The Egyptian government on Tuesday signed here an agreement with
the Palestinian National Authority ( PNA) to finance the Egypt-Gaza power linkage
project, the official MENA news agency reported.
power demand increaces 100,000 megawatts
Dec 22, 2007 - Bahrain Tribune
(MENAFN - Bahrain Tribune)The Kingdom's electricity infrastructure was under
duress given the spiralling demand, even as it awaited a $26 billion upgrade of
its power grid.
to complete Central Asian powerline links early 2008
Dec 20, 2007
- Asia In Focus
ASHKHABAD - Two electricity transmission lines to Turkmenistan
and Azerbaijan will be set up by March 20, which marks the end of the current
Iranian year of 1386, based on a policy to expand links with neighboring states.
An official in charge of power transmission projects at Iran's Power Development
Organization, Khalil Laleh said Saturday that the projects for power transfer
include setting up power transfer lines, telecommunications networking, optic
fiber installation and expansion of high voltage posts.
Saudi Arabia to invest in new power plant
Dec 4, 2007 - McClatchy-Tribune
Regional News - Middle East and North Africa Business Report, Amman, Jordan
Iran and Saudi Arabia have inked an agreement worth 500 million euros to
build a combined cycle power plant in Heris, East Azerbaijan province. Announcing
this on Monday, Iran's deputy energy minister for power affairs stated that the
construction of the power plant will be launched in the next Iranian year (starts
March 21) and will be completed within two years, IRIB reported.
Iran sign agreement for energy cooperation
Nov 20, 2007 - The Associated
Turkish and Iranian energy ministers said Tuesday that they signed
an energy cooperation agreement that includes the building of power plants and
improving electricity transport infrastructure.
official says another 93m dollars needed for electricity cable extension
Nov 03, 2007 - BBC Monitoring
A further 93m dollars is needed to extend
the electricity cable from Uzbekistan to Kabul. Water and Power Ministry officials
say that besides the 175m dollars previously predicted, an extra 93m dollars is
needed to extend the electricity transmission cable from Uzbekistan to Kabul.
minister: Egypt keen on supplying Palestinians with power
Nov 2, 2007
- BBC Monitoring
Egyptian Minister of Electricity Dr Hassan Yunis said
Friday Egypt was keen on supporting the Palestinian people by supplying them with
much needed power.
Iran to Sign Electricity Agreement
Oct 29, 2007 - BBC Monitoring European
Turkey and Iran will sign the preliminary agreement on establishment
of electric transmission lines on November 7th in Ankara.
expected to approve severance of electricity to Gaza this week
24, 2007 - Laurie Copans - The Associated Press
Israeli military experts
have formulated a plan to gradually cut off electricity and fuel to the Gaza Strip
in response to ongoing rocket fire from the Palestinian area, defense officials
approves import of 100 MW power from Iran
Sep 21, 2007 - Asia Pulse
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council
(ECNEC) on Wednesday approved Rs. 3664 million including foreign exchange component
of Rs. 1934 million, for import of 100 MW electricity from Iran for Gwadar and
laying of transmission line for this purpose.
Economic Council Approves Power Import From Iran
Sep 20, 2007 - BBC
Monitoring South Asia
The Executive Committee of the National Economic
Council (ECNEC) on Wednesday [19 September] approved 3,664m rupees including foreign
exchange component of 1,934m rupees for import of 100MW electricity from Iran
for Gwadar [port] and laying of transmission line for this purpose.
Egypt power grid moves forward
Sep 18, 2007 - ArabianBusiness.com
The electrical interconnectivity project of the Saudi and Egyptian grids,
the region’s largest in terms of capacity and expansion, took a step closer
this week after the Egyptian minister of electricity and energy reiterated the
positive feasibility of technical studies for the project.
Leader Chairs Meeting on Provision of Electricity for Capital
12, 2007 - BBC Monitoring
Hamed Karzai, president of the Islamic Republic
of Afghanistan, chaired the second meeting discussing ways of reviving Kabul's
electricity network, and providing electricity, at the presidential palace today.
power grid project on track
Sep 11, 2007 - Issac John - Khaleej Times
DUBAI - The first phase of the $7 billion Gulf Cooperation Council
(GCC) power grid will be commissioned by the first quarter of 2009.
Authority reaches agreement with Egypt on Gaza electricity
Aug 30, 2007 - BBC Monitoring
The Gaza power authority has announced
that an agreement was reached with Egypt to supply Gaza districts with 150 MW
of power for a period of five years that could reach 800 MW in future.
Africa Power Industry Convention (NAPIC)
Aug 29, 2007 - SAEEC
North African Power Industry Convention (NAPIC), 10-12 December 2007 in Algiers,
Algeria IMPORTANT DETAILS North African countries are displaying a high level
of cooperation in the power sector, particularly in grid interconnection, which
should link power from Morocco to Egypt and ultimately to Europe. Increasingly,
privatisation and foreign capital are being seen as necessary steps toward financing
these projects, leading to an increasingly deregulated sector.
to increase capacity of Algerian transmission grid
Aug 23, 2007 -
Clare Watson - Energy Business Review
The transmission and distribution
arm of French state-owned nuclear energy group Areva has been awarded a E50 million
turnkey contract by Algerian utility Sonelgaz, to increase the capacity of its
electricity transmission grid.
to import 1,100MW electricity from Iran in 2009, NA told
Aug 9, 2007
- Daily Times
ISLAMABAD: The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
will import 1,100 megawatts of electricity from Iran in 2009 for supply to Gwadar
and other coastal areas of Balochistan, Water and Power Minister Liaqat Jatoi
told the National Assembly on Wednesday.
countries urge solar future
Jul 8, 2007 - Vanya Walker-Leigh - Times
Palmyra, Syria - Arab energy ministers and some EU politicians
attending a high-level conference in this desert oasis town flanked by the ruins
of a vast Roman city, announced support for a revolutionary renewable energy electricity
supply system proposed by Germany to link both areas. The Damascus Declaration
adopted here on June 24 by them as well as the several hundred participants (scientists,
industrialists, civil servants) at the Fourth Middle East and North Africa Renewable
Energy Conference (MENAREC4) advocated "large-scale renewable energy systems"
which would permit solar electricity to the EU. All nations were invited to set
national renewable energy targets, and donors were asked to massively increase
Iraq to build first joint power plant in Baghdad
8, 2007 - Xinhua
Iran and Iraq officially signed an agreement
on Sunday to set up their first joint power plant in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad,
the official IRNA news agency reported.
to supply Afghanistan with free electricity
Jul 6, 2007 - AsiaPulse
Turkmenistan has promised to supply electricity worth US$300,000 to energy-starved
Afghanistan, with the neighbours agreeing to reinforce cooperation in different
fields including trade, commerce, diplomacy and culture.
Signs Contract for Electricity Supplies From Central Asia
Jul 3, 2007
- BBC Monitoring South Asia
Mohammad Esmail [Khan], the minister of water
and power, while signing the contract for survey of the Kokcha and Konar dams,
has announced that 1,000 MW of electricity will be imported from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
and Turkmenistan in the near future to overcome electricity problems in Kabul.
Provides Syria with Electricity
Jul 2007 - BBC Monitoring - Middle
Jordan has been providing Syria with electricity since March and
will start providing electricity to the governorate of Jericho in the West Bank
as of early December, Director-General of the National Electric Power Company
(NEPCO) Ahmad Hiyasat said.
prepared to increase electricity supply to Afghanistan
Jun 29, 2007
- Asia Pulse Data Source
Uzbekistan is prepared to participate in Afghanistan's
recovery and will increase the supplies of electric energy to the neighbouring
country, UzbekEnergo press service said.
Jun 2, 2007 - ArabianBusiness.com
One of the Gulf Cooperation
Council's objectives is to promote cooperation in areas of industry and power.
To this end it is working on a power grid that will connect the systems of its
six member states.
to export 1000 megawatts of electricity to Pakistan - Minister
7, 2007 - BBC Monitoring
Iran has reached an agreement in principle with
Pakistan to export 1,000 megawatts of electricity to that country.
Afghan, Iran agree on feasibility study of joint power line
2007 - BBC Monitoring
Dushanbe: Tajik, Afghan and Iranian power engineers
have signed a treaty on the feasibility study of a project for the construction
of a high-voltage power transmission line from Tajikistan to Iran through Afghan
territory, and have chosen a prime contractor, Avesta has been told by the Tajik
Energy and Industry Ministry.
Needs Two Years to link Russian Power Grid
Mar 12, 2007 - BBC Monitoring
- Middle East
Iran's Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad Ahmadian said here
on Monday [12 March] that the country needed two years to link Russia's electricity
Basin energy future
Mar 5, 2007 - Derek Sands - Monstersandcritics.com
CAIRO, Egypt (UPI) -- Plans to coordinate the energy resources
of the Nile River Basin countries are attracting international support, but some
critics argue the plan`s reliance on large dams and electricity grids are inefficient
and will distract from more effective energy alternatives.
To Invest $3B In Power Sector
Feb 15, 2007 - Asia Pulse
Asian Development Bank will invest three billion US dollars in Pakistan for improvement
of power transmission and distribution system in the next three years.
electricity minister, Palestinian official discuss Gaza power grid
Feb 14, 2007 - BBC Monitoring
Minister of Electricity and Energy Dr Hasan
Yunis Wednesday [14 February] met with Chairman of the Palestinian Energy and
Natural Resources Authority Dr Umar Kitana
considers Russian energy grid's cooperation offer
Jan 26, 2007 -
The Azerbaijani government is considering seriously RAO
UES [Unified Energy System of Russia] proposals concerning cooperation in the
electric power industry.
Backing Energy Cooperation between Afghanistan and Tajikistan
21,2006 - Asia Development Bank
ADB is backing a project to tap Tajikistan's
power surplus to meet shortfalls in neighboring Afghanistan through loans to the
two countries totaling US$56.5 million.
Insurgents Starve Capital of Electricity
Dec 19, 2006 - James Glanz
- The New York Times
Over the past six months, Baghdad has been all but
isolated electrically, Iraqi officials say, as insurgents have effectively won
their battle to bring down critical high-voltage lines and cut off the capital
from the major power plants to the north, south and west.
Engineers Improving Electricity in Iraq
Dec 19,2006 - PRNewswire-USNewswire
The huge consumption of electricity as a result of the large quantity of
electrical goods the Iraqi people are buying with their increasing prosperity,
combined with the sabotage of power lines, have contributed to Iraq's challenge
of keeping up with electrical demands.
could turn into regional electricity hub: official
Dec 8, 2006 -
Tehran Times Economic Desk
Skilled human resources, vast production
of equipments used in the electricity generation industry and making use of the
world’s state-of-the-art technologies in the sector have created great opportunity
for us to boost our electricity exports, noted head of Iran’s electricity company.
- Iran, Syria sign agreement over four-side power network
Nov 29, 2006 - BBC Monitoring
Energy Minister Parviz Fattah said here
Wednesday [29 November] that in today's meeting with the visiting Syrian Minister
of Electricity Ahmad Khalid al-Ali, it was agreed to connect the power network
of the two countries via Turkey and Iraq.
cannot work single-handedly to address water, energy issues
28, 2006 - Jordan Times
Jordan, which tops the list of the world'’s
10 thirstiest countries and imports 97 per cent of its energy, cannot work single-handedly
to address these twin problems, speakers at an annual scientific event said on
Monday. In his remarks at the opening of the 12th Jordanian Scientific Week yesterday,
HRH Prince Hassan said the approach to address issues of water and energy should
be expanded by inviting other countries and regions to be part of efforts to work
imports 75m KW electricity from Iran
Nov 19, 2006 - MehrNewsAgency
Azerbaijan's Azer Energy Co. announced that in October this year, the nation
imported over 75.8 million kilowatts of electricity from Iran. The Islamic Republic
of Iran in the past month exported its electricity to the former Soviet republic
through the electricity grid of Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic. During the period,
the autonomous republic respectively received 44.3 million kilowatts and 16.06
million kilowatts of electricity from Iran and Turkey, the Persian service of
ISNA quoted a statement released by the company as saying on Sunday. On average
between 1,100,000 and 200,000 kilowatts per day from Iran and 500,000 and 600,000
kilowatts per day from Turkey is currently being transferred to the republic.
to import 300 MW power from Uzbekistan
Nov 15, 2006 - Embassy
of Uzbekistan - Xinhua
The war-ravaged and energy-thirsty Afghanistan
has inked agreement with Uzbekistan to import 300 MW electricity from its central
Asian neighbor, Presidential spokesman Mohammad Karim Rahimi said in Kabul on
Armenia, Georgia sign MoU on supply of electricity
Sep 30, 2006
- Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA
Energy ministers of Iran, Armenia
and Georgia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Yerevan on Saturday
on an agreement for supply of electricity.
- Egypt, Saudi Arabia sign contract on joint power
Sep 27, 2006 - BBC Monitoring - MENA news agency,
Cairo - Egypt and Saudi Arabia signed on Wednesday a consultative contract
on setting up a joint power linkage grid.
- Jericho to receive Jordanian electricity
2006 - Sharon Kedmi - Haaretz.com news
National Infrastructures Minister
Benjamin Ben-Eliezer yesterday approved connecting the town of Jericho to the
Jordanian electricity grid. Thus, the West Bank town will no longer be solely
dependent on the Israel Electric Company for its electricity supplies. The connection
will run along a 33 kilowatt high tension wire. The East Jerusalem Electric Company,
which will operate the connection, has negotiated over the past several months
with the Jordanian electric company and senior Jordanian government representatives,
including King Abdullah II, the prime minister and the energy minister who approved
to supply Jericho cheap power
Aug 29, 2006 - gulfnews.com
Amman: Jordan will supply the West Bank town of Jericho with cheaper electricity
in less than a year, a government official said on Tuesday.
May 17, 2006 - San Diego Uniton Tribune
Iran to provide power: Iran signed a $110 million agreement to
provide electricity to Iraq, which is contending with power shortages and growing
energy demand as postwar reconstruction continues. Under the terms of the agreement,
Iran and Iraq will set up four power lines connecting the two countries, through
which Iran will provide 1,000 megawatts of power.
to get power transmission line from Central Asia via Afghanistan
9, 2006 - APP, Pakistan
Islamabad - Minister for Water and Power Liaquat
Ali Jatoi on Tuesday [May 9,2006] said Central Asian Republic States (CARs) Tajikistan
and Kyrgyzstan expressed their willingness on installation of transmission line
from Kabul to Pakistan.
Iran Agree On Electricity Barter
Jan 24, 2006 - United Nations
Observer Mission on Georgia
Georgia and Iran have reached a barter agreement
on electricity supplies, Energy Minister Nika Gilauri announced on his return
from a visit to Iran and Azerbaijan today [24 January].
GCC grid deals awarded
Nov 28, 2005 - The Peninsula Qatar
Doha: Contracts worth $1bn were awarded to several companies recently for Phase
1 of the electricity network connection project between Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait
and Saudi Arabia due for commissioning in 2008, while phase 2 of the project between
Oman and the UAE is under way.
to expand electricity export to neighbors
Nov. 16, 2005 (MNA)
"Connecting Iran's electricity grid to those of the republics of Azerbaijan,
Armenia, Turkey and Iraq through the Iranian provinces of Eastern Azarbaijan and
Western Azarbaijan is quite plausible", said an Iranian provincial official.
set to be linked to regional electricity grid
Oct 4, 2005 - Bechir
Saade - Daily Star
BEIRUT: Lebanon will be linked to
the regional electricity grid that includes Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Turkey as
of the beginning of next year, reducing its electricity bill. This was among the
decisions taken during a visit made by Lebanese Energy Minister Mohammad Fneish
to his counterpart Hassan Younes in Egypt. Syria, Egypt and Jordan inaugurated
a $300 million electricity line linking the grids of the three countries early
in 2001. Lebanese, Iraqi and Turkish officials were at the launching ceremony
and expressed their desire to be connected to the grid.
of the Middle East energy sector continues to intensify
19, 2005 - Press Release - Zawya
Governments throughout the Middle East
region are continuing to develop and enhance their energy infrastructures to deal
with the massive increase in power demand that is resulting from population growth
and the expansion of the industrial sector.
to import electricity from Jordan and Egypt
Mar 30, 2005 - Al
The Iraqi Electro Company, a private company in Iraq, has reached
preliminary agreement with the National Electric Company of Jordan (NEC) to import
electricity from Jordan and Egypt.
to join Gulf power grid in 2008
Mar 7, 2005 - Jamila Qadir - Khaleej
DUBAI - UAE is likely to join the AGCC power grid in 2008,
while the UAE national power grid is scheduled to be operational by mid next year,
according to the UAE Minister of Energy. Mohammed bin Dha’en Al Hamili, the minister
of energy, told this correspondent yesterday: “We will first complete the UAE
National Power Grid by mid 2006 and then will join the AGCC Power Grid (most probably)
- Seven countries aim for power grid spanning
the Middle East - and beyond
May 16, 2000 - Jordan Embassy
AMMAN - Ministers and officials from seven countries on Monday launched a two-day
conference here to discuss projects to link up power grids across the Middle East
and beyond. Officials from Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon and Libya
will review the technical and economic feasibility of interconnecting their power
sectors as part of a regional project to hook up the seven countries.
provides loan for Bahrain for electric grid Bahrain, Economics
21, 1999 - ArabicNews.com
The Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development
said it is presenting a loan of 7.5 million Bahraini dinars ($25 million) to develop
Bahrain's electricity network.
sharing of power, literally, in the Middle East
Sep 24, 1998 - The
Seattle Times - AP
CAIRO - When someone switches on the television in
Jordan these days, the image on the screen may be powered by electricity generated
in Egypt. The two countries have linked their power systems as the first step
toward a proposed electricity grid extending east to the Persian Gulf and west
to Morocco — and even to Europe.
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International Congress on Large High-Voltage Electric Systems
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