In 1996 the European commission (EC) financed the
feasibility and technical study for regional interconnection of the electricity
grids in Jordan, Egypt, Israel, and Palestine. In that project, there was a part
called the "Palestinian Master Plan" concerning the design of the
electrical system for Palestine. Taking into consideration all the factors that
effect the expected electrical needs for Palestine till year 2015. The
following table shows that load forecast.
|Generation Master Plan :|
A tender Document was prepared by PEA for Gaza Pwoer Plant
with 110 MW combined cycle under a turnkey supply conditions. PEA and the IPP
developer negotiated the required agreement between each other and turnkey
supplier to finalize them. It is expected to have the first simple cycle turbine
in the areas of the end of 1999.
The PEA role in the generation issues is a regulatory role, this
is accordance with the letter of sectop policy.PEA is seeking technical
assistance in the earea of tariffs, regulation, and power purchase agreements .
|Transmission Master Plan|
The transmission system designed to cover the expected
loads in the region of West Bank and Gaza Strip. Sweden (Sida) has expressed
interest in funding the first part of the Palestinian Transmission System (Gaza
Transmission System ).
Norconsult prepared tender documents under NORAD fund
and tender documents are now under final revision. It is expected that
constructing the Gaza Transmission System will be started during 1999 year.
The plan stressed that the unified Palestinian
electrical system consists of 220 KV line for both West Bank and Gaza Strip,
thus their was a 220 KV line connecting the two systems. The technical study
chose the 220KV transmission voltage to connect all the load centers in
palestine.The following figure illustrates the proposed transmission system.
and organizing program of power Sectors
its establishment, PEA has started with Cooperation with all parties
that Concerned on power sector either in or out In order to get benefit
for near and remote targets.
has set up comprehensive plan for developing power sector in Palestine,
which included :-
insure the electrical department requirement in municipalities and villages
councils from electrical materials related to daily maintenance work and the
possibility to increase network capacity.
Funded by word
bank the Britain investment company" Kenedy and DonKen" has prepared
study for Palestinian electricity, about electric load forcast on the mid and
long term for Generation, transmission, and distribution.
¨ To study
load and the capacity forecast.
electrical transmission lines of 220KV to connect power plant with substations
in northern and southern of Gaza.
connect Gaza network plant with West Bank by 220KV.