Syria introduces tenders for 63 MW of solar

Feb 18, 2020 12:33 PM ET
  • The Ministry of Electricity Transmission Establishment is looking for to construct a 23 MW solar center in Damascus as well as a 40 MW plant near Homs.
Syria introduces tenders for 63 MW of solar
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The Syrian Ministry of Electricity Transmission Establishment has actually provided 2 tenders for the building of solar energy plants with a mixed generation capability of 63 MW.

The tender news was released by Pakistan's Alternative Energy Development Board after the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Expatriates sent it for concern by what the tender record calls "pleasant nations".

The very first tender, which has a proposal due date of March 20, is for a 40 MW solar plant near the Jandar gas nuclear power plant in the Homs governorate of main Syria.

A 2nd tender with the very same closing day is for a 23 MW solar project near Damascus.

Rebuilding with solar

Years of civil battle have actually maimed Syria's power grid as well as the federal government of head of state Bashar al-Assad shows up to check out big range solar as a choice to restore framework. With numerous power plant inactive as well as transmission lines ruined, utility range PV provides a fast as well as scalable substitute option.

The U.S.-based Payne Institute for Public Policy stated power framework damages has actually happened mostly in medium-voltage and also reduced grids in combat zone. 2 standard nuclear power plant were ruined: a 1 GW vapor wind turbine in Aleppo and also a 460 MW center at Ziazon.

The World Bank reported in 2007-- 4 years prior to the episode of battle-- the country had around 7.5 GW of power generation ability. The multilateral loan provider at the time stated those centers wanted to fulfill peak power need of 6.56 GW.

The war-torn country had just 1 MW of set up solar capability at the end of 2018, according to International Renewable Energy Agency numbers.



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