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  • Iran plans to connect power grid to Russia
    Feb 8, 2012 -

    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 -

    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 -

    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 -

    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 -

    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 - 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.

  • NEPCO renews agreement with Egyptian Company for Electricity Transmission
    Dec 30, 2009 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jordan Times

    National Electric 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.

  • First 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.

  • Gulf 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.

  • Linking 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.

  • Saudi Arabia to export power in 5 years
    Jan 18, 2009 -

    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.

  • Iran 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.

  • Iraq 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.

  • Closing the Circuit
    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.

  • PA 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 years.

  • Palestinians 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.

  • Gulf states near deal on regional power grid
    Oct 26, 2008 - Stanley Carvalho - - 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 on Sunday.

  • Iran 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.

  • $1.2bn 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.

  • GCC’s 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 yesterday.

  • Armenia 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.

  • Egypt to provide Lebanon with power through Jordan, Syria
    Sep 2, 2008 - BBC Monitoring

    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.

  • GCC 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.

  • Jordan 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.

  • Egypt 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.

  • Saudi 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.

  • UAE joins GCC power grid
    May 19, 2008 - Arabian

    The UAE officially joined the current phase of the $1.6 billion GCC power grid on Sunday, state news agency Wam reported.

  • Iranian, 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.

  • $1.5bn GCC power grid on track for early 2009
    18 March, 2008 -

    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.

  • Iran, 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.

  • Egypt 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.

  • Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia to Strengthen Energy Cooperation
    Feb 11, 2008 - Xinhua

    Egypt, Syria and Saudi Arabia were planning to promote cooperation in the electricity and energy domains, the Egyptian MENA news agency reported on Saturday.

  • Gaza to be connected to Egyptian power grid in 19 months
    Feb 11, 2008 - Xinhua

    The Gaza Strip will be completely connected to the Egyptian electricity network in 19 months, a Palestinian official announced on Monday.

  • Egypt, 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.

  • Power 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.

  • Common GCC Power Grid To Save $ Billions
    Jan 9, 2008 - Middle East Business News

    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.

  • Egypt, PNA sign agreement to finance power linkage project
    Jan 1, 2008 - Xinhua

    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.

  • GCC 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.

  • Iran 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.

  • Iran, 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.

  • Turkey, Iran sign agreement for energy cooperation
    Nov 20, 2007 - The Associated Press

    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.

  • Afghan 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.

  • Electricity 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.

  • Turkey, 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.

  • Israel expected to approve severance of electricity to Gaza this week
    Oct 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 said Wednesday.

  • ECNEC approves import of 100 MW power from Iran
    Sep 21, 2007 - Asia Pulse Data Source

    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.

  • Pakistan 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.

  • Saudi, Egypt power grid moves forward
    Sep 18, 2007 -

    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.

  • Afghan Leader Chairs Meeting on Provision of Electricity for Capital
    Sep 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.

  • $7b power grid project on track
    Sep 11, 2007 - Issac John - Khaleej Times Online

    DUBAI - The first phase of the $7 billion Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) power grid will be commissioned by the first quarter of 2009.

  • Palestinian 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.

  • North 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.

  • Areva 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.

  • Pakistan 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.

  • Arab countries urge solar future
    Jul 8, 2007 - Vanya Walker-Leigh - Times of Malta

    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 related assistance.

  • Iran, Iraq to build first joint power plant in Baghdad
    Jul 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.

  • Turkmenistan 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.

  • Afghanistan 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.

  • Jordan Provides Syria with Electricity
    Jul 2007 - BBC Monitoring - Middle East

    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.

  • Uzbekistan 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.

  • Grid expectations
    Jun 2, 2007 -

    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.

  • Iran to export 1000 megawatts of electricity to Pakistan - Minister
    Apr 7, 2007 - BBC Monitoring

    Iran has reached an agreement in principle with Pakistan to export 1,000 megawatts of electricity to that country.

  • Tajiks, Afghan, Iran agree on feasibility study of joint power line
    Mar 20, 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.

  • Iran 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 network.

  • Nile Basin energy future
    Mar 5, 2007 - Derek Sands - - UPI

    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.

  • ADB To Invest $3B In Power Sector
    Feb 15, 2007 - Asia Pulse

    The Asian Development Bank will invest three billion US dollars in Pakistan for improvement of power transmission and distribution system in the next three years.$3B-in-power-sector/index.shtml

  • Egyptian 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

  • Azerbaijan considers Russian energy grid's cooperation offer
    Jan 26, 2007 - BBC Monitoring

    The Azerbaijani government is considering seriously RAO UES [Unified Energy System of Russia] proposals concerning cooperation in the electric power industry.

  • ADB Backing Energy Cooperation between Afghanistan and Tajikistan
    Dec 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.

  • Iraq 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.

  • Army 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.,+04:15+PM

  • Iran 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.

  • Jordan cannot work single-handedly to address water, energy issues
    Nov 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 out solutions.

  • Nakhichevan 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.

  • Afghanistan 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 Tuesday.

  • Iran, 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 linkage grid
    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
    Sep 27, 2006 - Sharon Kedmi - 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 the project.

  • Jordan to supply Jericho cheap power
    Aug 29, 2006 -

    Amman: Jordan will supply the West Bank town of Jericho with cheaper electricity in less than a year, a government official said on Tuesday.
  • $1bn-worth 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.

  • Iran 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.

  • Lebanon 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.

  • Expansion of the Middle East energy sector continues to intensify
    Jul 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.

  • Iraq to import electricity from Jordan and Egypt
    Mar 30, 2005 - Al Bawaba

    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.
  • UAE to join Gulf power grid in 2008
    Mar 7, 2005 - Jamila Qadir - Khaleej Times Online

    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) in 2008.”

  • 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.

  • Kuwait provides loan for Bahrain for electric grid Bahrain, Economics
    May 21, 1999 -

    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.

  • A 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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