Power

14-05-2012
The Ministry of Electricity has raised electricity prices for industrial and commercial concerns in a bid to reduce the government’s subsidies bill, leading to an outcry and threats of “protests.”
14-05-2012
An Iranian company has won a contract to rehabilitate two hydroelectric plants located on the Euphrates River in the northeast of the country.
14-05-2012
The Public Establishment for Electricity Generation has issued a tender for the extension of the Zara steam power plant.
10-04-2012
Power cuts have declined in Damascus and across various parts of Syria in recent days as higher temperatures have decreased demand.
12-03-2012
MAPNA, an Iranian engineering company, has won a contract to build a 470 MW CCP plant in Suweida, south of Syria, according to the Iranian news agency, IRNA.
20-02-2012
The Ministry of Electricity has announced that starting next week it will reduce blackouts in most parts of the country from an average of 12 hours a day currently to 6 hours, as temperatures rise again and the supply lines to power plants return to normal.
22-01-2012
Power outages and attacks on the power distribution network have cost the Syrian economy an estimated SYP 23 billion, or around USD 400 million, according to the Minister of Electricity.
15-01-2012
More than half of all electricity produced in Syria is consumed by households, according to a recent study by the Ministry of Electricity.
08-01-2012
Updated January 08, 2011: An explosion targeted last week a gas pipeline near the city of Homs leading to the interruption of supplies to two power plants and adding to Syria’s electric supplies problems.
19-12-2011
Power cuts have markedly increased across Syria as demand surges on the back of the shortages in heating oil.
21-11-2011
Updated November 21: Syria has awarded a EUR 19 million contract to France’s Alstom to build ten power transformers across the country, according to Al-Thawra, a local daily.
14-11-2011
Demand for electricity rose 13 percent in the first 10 days of November compared to the same period of last year as a growing number of households are switching to electricity from gas oil for their heating, according to Imad Khamis, the Minister of Electricity.
25-10-2011
Demand for electricity in Syria is expected to increase to 147 billion kWh in 2030, according to Hisham Mashfej, the head of the country’s power utility.
20-10-2011
Syria had a positive electricity trade balance in the first nine months of this year, according to the Minister of Electricity.
17-10-2011
Syria’s power utility, PEEGT, has awarded a contract to Germany’s Siemens for the construction of a 350MW power plant north of Damascus; a deal the German firm says it was bound to conclude.

Events

Reconstruct Expo
Dama Rose Hotel
SME Support Fund
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