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PEA Main Achievements, 1995-1998

Executed and planned Projects

 

[ Electrification of Gaza Industrial Estate (GIS) ] [ Projects and Activities of the Renewable Energy DepartmenT ][ Power purchase agreemenT ][ Energy Planning ][ Gaza Rehabilitation Project ][ REHABILITAION PROJECTS NORTHERN WEST BANK  ][ Rural Electrification Project  ][ Programs of developing the utilities of Society  ][  Acheived and vital projects in different sectors in95-96  ]

Since 1995, The PEA has executed many projects in the fields of housing, health, education, tourism, industry, etc.

The Gaza Governorates

The Gaza Strip is presently connected to the Israeli grid by eleven feeder lines, which are being operated in a radial mode at 22kV by the Israeli Electricity Corporation (IEC).  These feeder lines come out from 161/22kV substations on the Israeli side.  Out of these feeders, two are being exclusively used for power supply to the Israeli settlements within the Gaza Strip.  The remaining nine feeders are supplying the Palestinian areas and are all heavily loaded.  

Electrification of Gaza Industrial Estate (GIS):  

 The project is designed mainly to lay down the electrical distribution system, switchyards, and the automatic control dispatch for the GIS.  The project is divided into three phases with a maximum demand of 22kV at full development.  The estimated total cost of the project is 6.5 MUSD and covered by the World Bank through a loan to the ministry of Industry.  PEA is expected to commission the first part of Phase I within January 1999.

El-Mowasi electrical supply:  

The project aims to supply more than 400 consumers at the coastal area of Rafah and Khanyounis via small diesel units.  The first phase of the project connected about 100 consumers and utilized 300 kVA diesel units.  The cost of the first phase reached 350,000 USD.  PEA has contributed with the distribution networks, material and workforce. 

The North Governorates

Just as the Gaza Governorates, the network rehabilitation projects are carried out costing 23MUSD as follows:

Rural Electrification

The PEA prepared studies and plans to improve the electrical sector.  Therefore, the PEA established a department for rural electrification to complete and integrate the national plans.  The main goal of this department is to improve the living conditions for the people living in the rural areas by connecting these areas to the main grid and thus enabling a stable and affordable electricity supply rather than the unreliable and expensive local generators.  The PEA submitted these plans to the donor countries especially Belgium and Czeck. 

Northern region rural electrification project:

 In 1997, the Belgium government and the Palestinian National Authority represented by PEA signed an agreement in which Belgium was commited to donate 7MUSD.  The project is to connect about 29 villages in the northern region of the West bank.  New lines of 33kV, metering rooms, low voltage network, and distribution transformers will be installed.  The duration of this project is about three years which will be implemented in five phases.  The project will be serving a total population of 42,531 inhabitants.

 Tobas project is the electrification of 19 villages on four stages costing 4.5 MUSD funded by the Czeck government.  The first stage out of four  is completed.  The project is to serve 50, 561 inhabitants.

Projects under planning include Nablus villages electrification of 30 villages costing 8 MUSD funded by the Belgium government.  Also, Kafriat project is under planning and financed by the French government.  Additionally, the Italian government, the European investment bank and the World Bank is funding other rehabilitation projects in the mid and south north Governorates.

Jenin Villages electrification:

The project is focused on low voltage networks.  The PEA designed and prepared the tender documents and supervised about 50km of LV network.  The total served population is 9365 inhabitants.

Electrification of Yatta villages

 The UNDP financed the project to connect about six villages near Yatta municipality with the electrical network.  The total cost is about 360,624 USD.

Saer and Al-Shuyoukh Project

These two towns are located in the southern part of the West bank.  There are 15000 inhabitants and 1700 consumers in these towns.  The project will provide the people by a permanent electric source to be used for water pumping and stones industry.  The project is in its final stages of execution.  The total cost of the project is about 466,000 USD.  The PEA contributed to 40% while the Hebron municipality share was 60%.

Noba project

This village was connected to the electricity grid by 33kV overhead line with a length of about 1.2km.  Two transformers with a toatl capacity of 1.26MVA have been installed.  The project serves about 3500 inhabitants.  

Bethlehem 2000 project

The PEA signed a contract with the Norwegian government to finance Bethlehem 2000 project to prepare for the ceremonies of the year 2000 and to meet the growing demand on electricity as a result of the increasing population and the productive projects.  The Norwegian government will contribute with 60% of the project and the PEA and the Jerusalem Electricity Distribution Corporation will have a contribution of 40%.

The objectives of the project

The rehabilitation of the electrical network in Bethlehem, Beit Sahor, and Beit Jala through:

      Stepping the voltage up from 6.6 kV to 11 kV.

       Connecting un-electrified villages through 33 kV feeders and

       The rehabilitation of the main distribution substations in Beit Sahor.

Equipment required for the project execution: 

 The total capacity to be installed will be approximately 30 MVA.  The 33 kV cable network will reach 4 km and the 11 kV cable network will be 13 km, while the OHL high voltage net will reach 25 km.  The low voltage net will consist of cables at 8 km and ABC cables at 25 km.  In addition, many poles and towers will be erected.

Rehabilitation Projects in Northern West Bank

The rehabilitation projects funded by the Norwegian government costed 23 MUSD. 

 The objectives of the project focus on the following:

                      Upgrading the existing electrical network.

                      Constructing new electric networks in addition to the old grid.

                      Minimizing the network technical losses and the fines resulting from lower power factor values.

                      Building new distribution transformer substations to serve metropolitan areas.

 The rehabilitation projects consist of building:

                      OHL medium voltage networks (33,22,11 kV) at a length of about 90-km.

                      UGC medium voltage networks at a length of 50 km.

                      ABC OHL low voltage network (400V) at a length of 120 km.

                      Transformer substations (62.1 MVA) and power factor correction units (1.8 MVAr).

 These projects were distributed based on the needs and demands of the regions as follows:

Area

Number of Projects

Nablus

58

Jenin

20

TulKarim

19

Qalqiliya

16

Salfit

5

Anabta

4

Arraba

4

Kabatia

8

Yamoon

6

Kufr-Dan

3

Selit-Harthya

5

Total

148

It is anticipated that these projects are to be completed by the end of 1999.  

 

Energy Efficiency improvement and greenhouse gas reduction

 The PEA signed agreement with the UNDP to implement the project.  Its duration is 3 years.  The project is financed by the Global Environmental Facilities (GEF).  The total budget is 2.925 MUSD.  The project is part of a regional initiative with Egypt.  The project will assist in reducing the long term growth of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions from electric power generation and from consumption of non-renewable fuel resources.  The long term policy of the and overall objective will be achieved through:

                 Supporting efficiency improvement and loss reduction in the distribution of electric power.

                Facilitating adoption and implementation of energy conservation measures in residential commercial and industrial sectors through education promotion financing and standard-setting activities.

                Assisting in the international and regional transfer of experience and technology that could be instrumental in the GHG emission reduction.

                Promoting public and private sector investments in energy projects that are beneficial for the global environment.

   

The renewable energy department

Projects and Activities of the Renewable Energy Department

Projects implemented by the department

 A strategic energy action plan for Palestine

 The aim of this project is to help PEA to prepare a strategic action plan for energy sector through he suggested legislation and by studying the possibility of using Renewable Energy Resources (RES) in addition to data collection.  The duration of the project will be 12 months.  The budget amounts to 150,000 ECU.

Information system project

 The goal of this project is to build a system and a net of information in order to support the planning of energy sector in Palestine.   The duration of the Project is 14 months beginning October 1998 and the budget totals 150,000 ECU. 

Capacity Building

The project lasting for 12 months has evolved with establishing a solar water heater-testing laboratory.  The Palestinian energy scientific center was also founded.  The project was funded by the PEA and the EC.

Suntainer Project

In Mid December 1998, a solar energy unit was installed in Arab Al-Kaabneh village; 20 km to the south of Hebron.  This unit was donated to PEA by green star foundation with the assistance of the US department of energy.  The suntainer has a maximum power of 4kW and can generate up to 20 kWh of AC electricity per day. The suntainer include a solar powered ultraviolet water purifier, a vaccine cooler and a digital cellular antenna for access to data networks.  The total cost of the project was 150,000 USD. 

 

Establishment of a lab to test locally manufactured flat plate solar collectors:

 An agreement was signed between the PEA and the Palestinian Specifications Institution to establish a lab to test the flat plate solar collectors locally manufactured in the Gaza Governorates in order to meet the international criteria for such industry.  Another lab is to be established in the North Governorates.  The project is under execution where the lab will be situated in the PEA Head Quarters and will be ready soon to receive the solar collectors for validity approval.

 

Power purchase agreement

-The PPA governes the sale of power to PEA and defines the Concessions period and all legal and financial obligations.

 - Both PEC and Enron have finalized this agreement with PNA- and PEA on 18th of June 1999, in the presence of president Arfat.

 -Believing that, through the cooperative efforts of the PEA, PEC- Enron international, and ABB that a technically advanced power plant will be successfully constructed to meet the needs and demands of the Palestinian people.  

 

Important consideration of The power plant

Independent source of supply.

Dependable supply .

Geographic location close to the sea .

Proximity to Egypt for future gas .

Privatization of supply.

 The Gaza power project

140 mw combined cycle power plant fueled with fuel oil Initially, and convertible to natural gas when available.

Four (4) 23 mw combustion turbines.

Four (4) waste heat recovery boilers to capture the thermal

Energy in the combustion turbine exhaust.

Two (2) 24 mw steam turbines to make use of the thermal

Energy captured in the boilers.

One (1) seawater-cooling tower to reject the steam turbines waste heat to the atmosphere.

 One (1) 10,000 cubic meter fuel oil storage tanks with four 4- fuel oil storage tanks with four 4 truck-unloading stations.
 

 

 

Suntainer project

In Mid December 1998, a solar energy unit was installed in Arab Al-Kaabneh village, 20 km to the south of Hebron. This unit was donated to PEA by green star foundation with the assistance of the US department of energy .The suntainer has a maximum power of 4KW and can generate up to 20Kwh of AC electricity cooler and a digital cellular antenna for access to data networks. The total cost of the project was 150.000 USD.

Wind energy

In general, the Gaza strip is characterizes by a very low wind speed throughout the year, During the summer the wind speed mostly is between 1.0 to 4.0 m/s in August.

Shown here are Arab Al-kaabneh students with the school principal and President of the Village Council, Mr. Audi Nasir Al-Najada.He said the solar power system represents a big step that will open vast new horizons for not only the children but the entire village community.

However in winter, December, the wind speed can go as 8.0 m/s throughout significant period during the month.

The West Bank has more potential and average wind speed reach up to 9.0 m/s in winter, in some areas like Ramalla (Small City near Jerusalem).

Wind Speed and Weibull Parameter

Station

Elevation

Annual Mean (m/s)

K

S

Jenin

140

3.65

1.455

4.255

Jericho

-260

3.30

2.421

3.721

Ramalla

874

4.80

2.319

5.405

Jersulem

757

4.12

1.736

4.626

Gaza

10

2.90

1.455

3.182

Note:

K ~ is the shape factor

C ~ is the scale factor

Table below presents, for selected location in Palestine, roughness class and wind potential in Kwh/m2 at 10,20 and 40 meters above ground level.

Location

Roughness Class

Potential (Kwh/m2)

10m

20m

40m

Jenin

1

285

431

626

Jericho

3

146

286

505

Ramalla

2

407

659

1013

Jersulem

2

334

541

831

Gaza

0

152

201

261

 

Energy conservation

The PEA signed agreement with the UNDP to implement the project. Its duration is 3 years. The project is financed by the Global Environmental Facilities (GEF).

The total budget is 2.925 MUSD. The project is part of a term growth of green House Gas (GHG) emissions from electric power Fuel resources. The long-term policy of the overall objective will be achieved through:

-        Supporting efficiency improvement and loss reduction in the distribution of electric power.

 -       Facilitating adoption and implementation of energy conservation measures in residential commercial and industrial sectors through education promotion financing and standard-setting activities.

-        Assisting in the international and regional transfer of experience and technology that could be instrumental in the GHG emission reduction.

-        Promoting public and private sector investments in energy projects that are beneficial for the global environment.  

 

 

Energy Planning

    PEA has recently established two new departments energy, nuclear energy and radiation protection diroctrate (NERP) . The enegy department is responsaible for overall planning, regulation, and control. Mean while the NERP responible for policy making, legislation, promoting the peaceful application of ionizing radiation and responsable also for establishing a palestinian radiation protection and safty program.

Projects achieved by these departments are:-

A strategic energy action for Palestine.

Information system project.

Studying rational use of energy in the building of Al-Bireh municipality.

Studying of rational use of energy in Gaza Strip for domestic sector.

Suntainer project.

Performing a comprehensive scan through the ionizing source and practices in palestine were identified analyzed.

A five years action plan for NERP was prepared.

Organizing training sessions and workshops pertaining radiation protection and radio action waste management.

Establishing Palestinian radiation protection program and analyzing the natural background of radioactivity in Palestine.

 

 

Gaza Rehabilitation Project

    The technical teams of the PEA and the municipalities rehabilitated 70% of the network.  These projects were financed by the Norwegian grant with a total cost of 23MUSD.
    Upgrading  network  systems in Gaza governorate is the Corner stone for improvement the power Services efficiency .PEA started since its establishment to plan and to excute many projects ,the first phase begin to perform the rehabilitation of network distribution system in Gaza governorates which funded by Norway government and included,  West bank as well

 

 

 

 THE North governorates

  REHABILITAION PROJECTS NORTHERN WEST BANK

  The rehabilitation projects funded by the Norwegian government with total amount of 23 MUSD.

The objectives of the project focus on the following.

-Upgrading the existing electric network

-Constructing new electric networks in addition to the old grid.

-Minimizing the network technical loss and the fines resulting from lower power factor values.

-Building new distribution transformer substations to serve metropolitan areas .

 

  * BETHLEHEM 2000 PROJECT

  The PEA  signed a contract with the Norwegian government to finance Bethlehem 2000 project to prepare for the ceremonies of the year 2000 and to meet the increasing population and the productive projects . the Norwegian governoment will contribute with 60% of the project and the PEA and the Jerusalem Electricity Distribution Corporation will have a contribution  of 40%

  * THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT

  The rehabilitation of the electrical network in Bethlehem ,Beit Sahor ,and Beit Jala through :

-Stepping the voltage up from 6.6KV to11 kV .

-Connecting un-electrified villages through 33 kV   feeders and

-The rehabilitation of the main distribution substations in Beit Sahor.

  * RURAL ELECTRIFICATION

  The PEA prepared studies and plans to improve the electrical sector .Therefore ,the  PEA established a department for rural electrification to complete and integrate the national plans .The main goal of this department is to improve the living conditions for the people living in the rural areas by connecting these areas to the main grid and thus enabling a stable and affordable electricity supply rather than the unreliable and expensive local generators .The PEA submitted these plans to the donor countries especially Belgium and Czech .

  * NORTHERN REGION RURAL ELECTRIFICATION PROJECT

  In 1997 the Belgium government and the palestinian National Anthority represented by PEA signed an agreement in which Belgium was committed to donate 7MUSD .the project is to connect about 29 villages in the northern region of the west Bank .New lines of 33kV, metering rooms, low voltage network, and distribution transformers will be installed  .the duration of this project is about three years ,which will be implemented in five phases .The project will be serving a total population of 42,53 I inhabitants

  * JENIN AND YATTA VILLAGES ELECTRIFICATION

  The project is focused on low voltage networks The PEA designed and prepared the tender documents and supervised about 50km of LV network. The total served population is 9365 inhabitants The UNDP financed the project to connect about six villages near yatta municipality with the electrical network .the total cost is about 360 ,624 USD

* SAER AND AL -SHUYOUKH PROJECT

  These two towns are located in the southern part of the West  Bank . There are 15000 inhabitants and 1700 consumers in these towns  .The project will provide the people by a permanent electric source to be used for water pumping and stones industry .The project is in its final stones of execution  .The total cost of the project is about 466 ,000 USD .The  PEA contributed to 40% while the Hebron municipality share was  60%

 

* ASTRATEGIC ENERGY ACTION PLAN FOR PALESTINE

  The aim of this project is to help PEA to prepare a strategic action plan for energy sector through he suggested legislation and by studying the possibility of using Renewable Energy Resources (RES) in addition to data collection  .The duration of the project will be 12 months  . The budget amounts to 150,000 ECU.

 * CAPACITY BUILDING

   The project lasting  for 12 months has evolved with establishing a solar water heater -testing laboratory .The palestinian energy scientific center was also founded . The PEA and the EC funded the project  .

  * SUNTAINER PROJECT

  In Mid December 1998 ,a solar energy was  installed in Arab AI -Kaabneh village ,20 km  to the south of Hebron . This unit was donated to PEA by green star foundation with the assistance of the US department energy  .The suntainer has maximum power of 4Kw and can generate up to 20 K wh of AC electricity per day .The suntainer include asolar powered ultraviolet water purifier ,a vaccine  cooler and a digital cellular antenna for access to data network .The total cost of the project was 150,000 USD .

 *  ESTABLISHMENT LOCALLY MANUFACTURED FLATPLATESOLAR COLLECTORS :-

  An agreement was signed between the PEA and the palestinian Specifications Institution to establish a lab to test the flat plate solar collectors locally manufactured in the Gaza Governorates in order to meet the  international criteria for such industry  ,Another lab is to be established in the North Governorates . The project is under execution where the lab will be situated in the PEA Head Quarters and will be ready soon to receive the solar collectors for validity approval .

  * ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT AND GREENHOUSE GASREDUCTION

  The PEA signed agreement with the UNDP to implement the project  .Its duration  is 3 years .The project is financed by the Global  Environmental Facilities (GEF) .The total budget is 2.925 MUSD .The project is part of a regional initiative with Egypt .The project will assist in reducing the long term growth of Green House Gas  (GHG) emissions from electric power  generation and from consumption of non -renewable Fuel resources .The long term policy of the and overall objective will be  achieved through :-

*Supporting efficiency improvement and loss reduction in the distribution of electric power  .

*Facilitating adoption and implementation of energy conservation measures in residential commercial and industrial sectors through education promotion financing and standard -setting activities.

*Assisting in the international and regional transfer of experience and technology that could be instrumental in the GHG emission reduction  .

*promoting public and private sector investment in energy projects that are beneficial for the global environment .

  * Energy planning 

  PEA has recently established two new departments ,energy department and nuclear energy and radiation protection directorate (NERP) The energy department is responsible for the overall planning ,regulation , and control  .Mean while the  NERP responsible for policy making  ,legislation promotion the peaceful application of ionizing a radiation and responsible also for establishing   a Palestinian radiation protection and safety program .

  * Projects achieved by these departments are :-

        A strategic energy action for Palestine .

        Information system project .

        Studying of rational use of energy in the Building of Al-Bireh municipality project .

        Studying of rational use of energy in Gaza strip for domestic sector  .

        Suntainer  project .

        Performing a comprehensive scan through the ionizing radiation sources and practices  in palestine were identified and analyzed  .

        A five years action plan for NERP was prepared  .

        Organizing  training sessions and workshops pertaining radiation protection  and radio action waste management .

        Establishing  Palestinian radiation protection program and analyzing the natural background of radioactivity in Palestine .  

 Rural Electrification Project

* Context of the study

 In the framework of energy sector policy described in the letter of Sector Policy signed in June 1997, the Palestinian Energy Authority (PEA) is developing a medium-term strategy which aims in particular at "focusing on rehabilitating existing network and services and extend services to currently unserved communities" In this context, the PEA looks forward to connect the remaining isolated (partially electrified and non electrified villages in the Jenin and A1Kafriyat areas to the Medium Voltage Network. This project could financed by the Agency  Franchise de Development (AFD),which expressed its  deep interest for it .

The PEA carried out a feasibility study to check the technical, environmental and economic feasibility of this project this feasibility study has been performed in Compliance with the AFD requirement.

* Description of The project :

The project will consist in the connection to the Medium Voltage Network and the rehabilitation of the low Voltage Network of 20 villages of the Jenin area, and 9 villages of the A1 Kafriyat area. None of these villages is currently connected to the main network 16 out 20are equipped with generators and low voltage network in the Jenin area, and 8 out of 9 in the A1 Kafriyat area.

The following tables presents the list of the villages concerned by the proposal.

The Situation of The project

The proposed project has the following objectives

1-Encourage the investment in rural areas

2-Create better job opportunities

3-Decrease the migration to urban areas

4-Develop industrial agriculture

5- Develop social services like education, health cares,

6- Develop manual and hand crafts

7-Decreese the environmental pollution

     

    Programs of developing the utilities of Society

This program included several projects of puplic and private utilities in the sectors as a whole to serve and promoting the society.

Achieved projects

Gaza international airport:

PEA has planned and performed the installation project of electricity to Gaza international airport in 1996. This project has been performed in 2 phases: The first is to tranform and move the main electric line feeder to Rafah area which was the main obstacle that inhibits establishing runway (tarmac), Also aground Substation was established .This project supplied people (agroup of people ) and agriculture zones by electrieity .

The second phase:

PEA has signed agreement with palestinian Givil aviation included 2 Contract  to feed the airport utility by electricity 22high volt K.V This stage is to install underground network cables 4 K.M long with metering room and circuiter and data analysis unit .

Palestine Square project :

PEA has errected  underground Cable -high voltage line to Palestine Square instead of old overhead network ,and low voltage network to serve the square itself and the areas around and that created  a Civilized  view in Gaza .

Rehabilitation electric networks systems in west bank :

PEA Carrid out to perform rehabilitation distribution networks in west bank according to ( Kenedy & Donken ) ,the consultant Company  .

This project will develop and upgrade electric system and supply electricity to new areas and to Connect partnes to all sectors of Housing , Industrial, Tourism, which funded by Norweigan goverment at sum 27 million $.

PEA also tries to excute 25 villages in Nablus governorates financied by Belgium goverment at Cost 8 million $.

In the other hand in the Southern governorates, world bank has financied upgrading of electric distribution and to develop the structare of power sector in the Southern governorates in west bank .

PEA started performing to electrify and the Contryard funded by Tcheick government and the first phase has been performed .

This stage included a part of Tubas City and five villages around Elfarah

Comp and water substations 15 k.m mid-voltage lines has been installed 33 k.v , and 17 transformers .

This stage served about 22 thousand , of people and a part of Tubas .

These areas have been supplied by electricity .

It is worth mentinoing that the second stage a bout 900 thousand dollars.

Which included 9 villages to be funded by UNDPwhile the third and the third and the fourth phase are still under discussion.  

 Since its foundation PEA focused on Setting an comprehensive action plan to identify its main target which represents in Capacity building on the management basis and re-planing and organizing power Services sector and to support branch projects to develop the Services of electricity and to promote the national economic and the improvement of  Social conditions included sectors of Housing, Education, Health, Infrastructure and government and public utilities .

*  Salah Edin Project :  

    PEA had Coordinated with PECDAR to develop Salah Edin street by upgrading the network, preparing plans and study inorder to perform  the main street . Overhead network had been approved in the wide areas and underground Cables in the normal areas with regard to high voltage and overhead cables system for low voltage network .

*  Alshohada Street Project :

    A project is about installation underground Cable - which Considers as the first project which was performed in Gaza .

    Its 2.5 k.m length on three phases . That provides secure and safety and the improvement of the network performance and it is effeciency and reduce the technical looses .

*  Palestinian red Crescent Project :

    PEA Supplied the military hospital by electricity which Consider the only one in the area that serves thousands of citizens and militrians .

*  Al-Awda Hospital - Jabalia :

    Aproject which was funded and performed by PEA . This is about installation low voltage network with 200m long .

*  Installing atranformer project to new Center with Capacity

    1600 KVA .

*  Lighting the border sites project :

*  Establishing an electric line high voltage to Khanynis city .

*  Elmaghazi alternative line project with 5.5 km length .

*  Electrification Almughraga project .

*  Installing a generator to Tubas village .  

 Acheived and vital projects in different sectors in95-96

Housing Sector .

Health Sector .

Education Sector .

Tourist Sector .

Industrial Sector .

Infrastructure .

Govermental and non govermental utilities .

Public utilities .

Private utilities and Sectors .

Participating with national and technical Committies .

 

 

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