Jordan: EMR Minister Saleh Al-Kharabesha aims to double energy export to Palestine

Jordan: Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources for Jordan, Dr Saleh Al-Kharabesha, has recently shared an update mentioning that they are working on doubling the energy exported to Palestine, which is currently estimated to be 80 MW.

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Jordan: EMR Minister Saleh Al-Kharabesha aims to double energy export to Palestine
Jordan: EMR Minister Saleh Al-Kharabesha aims to double energy export to Palestine (image credits Facebook)

Jordan: Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources for Jordan, Dr Saleh Al-Kharabesha, has recently shared an update mentioning that they are working on doubling the energy exported to Palestine, which is currently estimated to be 80 MW.

The Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Al-Kharabesha, on Thursday, confirmed the importance of transitioning the capacity of electric power exported to Palestine by doubling the quantities currently estimated by about 80 MW.

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Following discussions with a Palestinian delegation chaired by the head of the Palestinian Energy Authority, Engineer Zafer Melhem, the Al-Ramah Station, which opened on the Jordanian side in August 2022, worked on raising the capacity of supplying electricity to Palestinian brothers from 40 MW to 80 MW, and work is currently underway on Increasing levels of cooperation in different energy spheres, said reports.

Furthermore, he expressed his hope that the transition to a phase of doubling the capacity of electricity generation on the Palestinian side confirmed that Jordan is ready to provide all possible forms of support that the Palestinians need in this field to upgrade the electrical system in Palestine.

Al-Kharabasha further noted that the discussions with the Palestinian side come within the framework of the recommendations of the Jordanian-Palestinian High Committee to increase cooperation with Palestinian brothers in various fields of energy, especially providing them with electricity, expressing his hope.

Moreover, Improving the spheres of cooperation to better levels between the two countries, specifically in building Palestinian capacity in the field of energy and reaching an integrated Palestinian electricity system.

For his part, Melhem said that the Palestinian side is working according to a strategy that states the need to diversify energy sources and reduce dependence on one source. 2008 started by bringing 20 megawatts of electricity from Jordan, then 40 megawatts, followed by 2022, raising it to 80 megawatts, and the fourth stage aims to increase imported energy from Jordan.

Additionally, to reach 160 MW according to the development of loads on the Palestinian side. Melhem emphasized the need to complete infrastructure in Palestine to deliver electricity from Jordan to other Palestinian governorates.

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He said that the Palestinian delegation is visiting Jordan to complete the research in areas of cooperation and allainces, especially in the field of energy, and to strengthen the Palestinian-Jordanian assocication, which has currently arrived in the city of Ramallah and many of its residential communities and we look forward to supporting this cooperation to reach electricity to all Palestinian governorates.

He also pointed out that the discussions also focused on the exchange of experience and training in all fields of energy, especially in the field of electricity, and the importation of oil derivatives through Jordan, which contributes to the diversification of energy sources in Palestine and enhances its disengagement from the Israeli occupation network.

In his turn, the general manager of the National Electricity Company, Eng. Amjad Al-Rawashda, said that the company is pursuing cooperation directions to supply the Palestinian side with part of its electricity needs through the Ramah station by adding an 80-megawatt adapter at the station to enhance the reliability of electricity supply, which qualifies them to increase reliance on the Jordanian side.

National Electricity, in cooperation with the Palestinian side, is working to raise the training capabilities of Palestinian counterparts to meet their training needs, support their future plans and increase the need for additional electrical power, said the senior engineer.

It was confirmed that a joint work team would work on the study of the development of linking the Palestinian power grid with the Jordanian grid and supplying the Palestinian side on 132-kilometre-high voltage lines. He emphasized that Jordan-Palestinian cooperation is an example of joint cooperation.

In response to a question, the senior engineer said that the mechanism of cooperation and agreements with the Palestinian side is considered within balanced economic and commercial dimensions to achieve a common interest between the two parties.

Notably, the discussions were attended by the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Mineral Resources of Jordan, Engineer Amani Al-Azam and the director of the Jerusalem Electricity Company, Hisham Al-Amri. 

Jordan and Palestine inaugurated Ramah Electricity Transfer Station on the 25th of August 2022 to double Palestine’s electricity supply from 40 MW to 80 MW.

Tariq Saeed

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