Middle East

Jordan to supply Lebanon with electricity via Syria

Jordan and Syria are electricity-interconnected via 400 kV transmission line since 2001

Reham Ali   | 06.10.2021
Jordan to supply Lebanon with electricity via Syria

AMMAN, Jordan

Jordan said Wednesday it agreed to supply Lebanon with electricity via Syria, a few weeks after Egypt agreed to supply Beirut with gas.

The electricity ministers of Jordan, Lebanon and Syria met in Amman on Wednesday to discuss a work plan for re-operating an electric interconnection line between Jordan and Syria.

“The meeting was held to discuss the re-operation of interconnection lines between Jordan, Syria and Lebanon to assist the Lebanese brothers to meet part of their electricity needs," Jordanian Energy Minister Hala Zawati said.

For his part, Lebanese Energy Minister Walid Fayad said a roadmap has been agreed to remove technical obstacles, adding that the next step will focus on seeking funding for the agreement from the World Bank.

Jordan and Syria are electricity-interconnected via a 400 kV transmission line since 2001, but it has been out of service since 2012 due to technical reasons.

Meanwhile, Syria has interconnection lines with Lebanon by transmission lines of 400 kV, 230 kV and 66 kV.

*Writing by Ahmed Asmar in Ankara

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