of the PEA
order to benefit from the prolonged experience of Arab and foreign countries in
the fields of traditional and renewable energy applications, the PEA was
determined to strengthen its international ties to establish an independent
solid Palestinian energy sector that would be capable of meeting the growing
demands of the Palestinian people on energy.
Since its creation, it has initiated direct linkages on the following
The Arabic Scale
the importance of including Palestine with its Arabic surroundings, the PEA was
devoted to participating in all activities related to energy field in order to
maximize the bilateral benefit amongst them.
A summary of the PEA’s relations is as follows:
The Arab Ministers Council Concerned with
PEA represented the PNA in the Arab Ministers Council Concerned with Electrical
Issues. The task of the council is
to promote experience exchange, data collection and dissemination, and
unification of the technical terms, specifications and standards. The PEA has
initiated direct linkages with the Council’s sub committees.
The Arab Union for Electricity Producers,
transmitters and distributors
union plays a dominant role towards development of electricity sector in the
Arab World. One of its most
important activities currently under implementation is the preparation of an
electrical grid map in order to interconnect regionally the Arab countries in
the near future. The sub committees
of the union is responsible for the coordination and development of the various
activities in the fields of generation, transmission and distribution in
addition to the development of the different capacity building programs and
manufacturing. The PEA is a full
member in the union since May 12, 1997 and recently became a member in the board
of directors of the union.
Arab Permanent Committee for Renewable Energy
The PEA participates as a representative of the PNA in the specialized committees of the energy sector which duties are to concentrate on cooperation of Arab states in conserving energy, utilizing and applying the renewable energy state of art.
Economic Social Committee for Arab Countries in West Asia (ESCWA)
The PEA participates as a member in the energy committee of the ESCWA. The other members of the committee are Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. The committee focuses on the issues of regional interconnection, privatization of the electrical energy sector, conservation of energy, and enhancement of the services to the consumers.
Republic of Egypt
Many meetings between PEA and similar energy bodies in Egypt were held to discuss the cooperation in the field of energy sector development in Palestine, the extension of the Egyptian Natural Gas pipeline project to supply the planned power plant in the Gaza Governorates, and the building of the regional transmission network. The Egyptian Ministry of electricity provided the PEA with capacity building programs in various disciplines.
Kingdom of Jordan
The cooperation with Jordanian Energy institutions was unique in its nature. The PEA signed a bilateral letter of understanding with the Jordanian National Electricity Company on November 1, 1995 which aims to exchange expertise in the fields of design, execution, operation, and maintenance of generation, transmission, and distribution electrical projects. Additionally, the PEA was keen on focusing on renewable energy utilization in electricity generation. It thus signed a contract with the Royal Scientific Society to supply the PEA with two wind turbines used for water pumping. Moreover, four training programs targeted at the technicians and engineers of PEA were held in Jordan.
the Foreign Scale
The PEA contacted many foreign countries searching for funding regarding the emergency projects related to the energy sector rehabilitation and development. The following destinations are sincerely thanked for their contribution towards helping the PEA in its short, medium and long-term projections.
Government of Norway
Norway is considered the largest of the donor countries to provide help and support to PEA in its rehabilitation projects of the energy sector in the Palestinian Territories. Not only did Norway has offered approximately 23 million USD to fund the rehabilitation of the electrical grid in the Gaza Governorates, but also provided 24 Million USD towards the rehabilitation of the electrical network in the North Governorates as well.
One of the most important
fields in the planning for the energy sector is the policy formulation and
institutional setup. The EU has
been working closely with the PEA in order to coordinate efforts to layout a
fundamental and solid basis for the energy sector on the policy level.
Additionally, the PEA became a member in many Mediterranean European
committees concerned with energy issues.
European Investment Bank (EIB)
The EIB was committed to
providing 38 million USD as easy loans to fund electric grid rehabilitation
projects in mid and south regions of the North Governorates.
The World Bank financed the master plan study for the electrical energy sector in Palestine that was prepared by Rust Kenedy and Donken Company in 1995. The study covers all components of the electric system (generation, transmission, and distribution) including the rehabilitation projects for the North and South Governorates. The World Bank is committed to offering 15 million USD as an easy loan towards the rehabilitation projects in the Palestinian Territories.
The Electricity Supply
Board International (ESBI) offered management and technical training programs.
The project consisted of group training in Palestine and Ireland.
It was approximately presented to forty PEA managers and engineers.
The Belgium government is
committed to donating 7.5 million USD to finance the electrification of about 30
villages in north the West Bank. It
has also promised to supply Nablus with distribution transformers summing to
The Government of Italy was committed to 24 million USD as a loan to finance the project for rehabilitation of electric network in mid and south the North Governorates.
Initially, SIDA was
committed to offering 30 million USD to finance the high voltage transmission
lines project to be built in the South Governorates.
The Japanese government through JAYKAI institute financed four training courses to the engineers and technical staff of the PEA and the municipalities in the North and South Governorates. The training courses were held in Jordan. The Government of Japan is also involved in assessing a study to supply electricity used for domestic appliances to a group of villages in the North Governorates (YA’BAD PROJECT). In addition, it studies the potential of taking part in the rehabilitation of the electric grid in the South Governorates.
The French government promised to fund a project whose aim is to lighting nine (9) villages in the Qalqilia area (north of the West Bank) totaling to 2.5 million USD.
The German government studies the possibility of establishing a power plant in south of the West Bank
The Canadian government studies the feasibility of building a power plant in north of the West Bank. A report was submitted recently to the PEA for assessment.
The Czeck government is financing the first three stages of four stages constituting a project to electrify 25 villages in Tobas, the West Bank totaling to 4.5 million USD.
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Palestinian Energy Authority:
Main Office PEA. : Gaza -P.O Box 3041/ Tel: 972-7-2821702 , Fax : 972-7-2824849
Al-Bireh-P.O. Box:3591 / Tel: 972-2- 2986190/2 , Fax:972-2-2986191