The latest developments in the project to supply Lebanon with electricity

The energy ministers of Jordan, Lebanon and Syria are holding official meetings today at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in Amman, to discuss the developments of the project to supply Lebanon with electricity from the Jordanian network through Syria.

Today, Thursday, the participating ministers will hold a press meeting to announce the results of the meetings and the mechanisms for delivering electricity to Lebanon, which Jordan and Syria will follow.

In previous ministerial meetings, the Jordanian government confirmed that “the kingdom is able to supply Lebanon with 250 megawatts of electricity.”

At the beginning of this month, Jordan hosted a ministerial meeting that included the ministers concerned with electricity affairs in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, during which it was agreed to provide Lebanon with part of its electrical energy needs from Jordan through the Syrian electrical network.

During the last meeting, a work plan and a timetable for restarting the electrical interconnection line between Jordan and Syria were presented, all technical studies were conducted, the necessary agreements were prepared to implement the supply process, in addition to reviewing the readiness of the electricity networks in the three countries, and determining the technical and commercial requirements necessary to complete the electricity supply process. From Jordan to Lebanon.

Jordan and Syria are electrically connected through a 400 kV transmission line since 2001, but the connection line has been out of service since mid-2012 for technical reasons, while Syria and Lebanon are connected through several 400, 230 and 66 kV interconnection lines. .

The three countries are linked by a general exchange agreement and a general interconnection agreement within the eight electrical interconnection group, which includes Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Libya, in addition to Turkey.

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